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On November 25, 1780, senior officers of the Southern Department of the Continental Army met at Camp New Providence, near Charlotte, to develop a strategy to respond to General Charles Cornwallis’s impending invasion of North Carolina.

On June 20, 1780, at the Battle of Ramsour’s Mill, Col. Francis Locke and his Patriot force stormed the defenses of the Loyalist militia led by Maj. John Moore.

On May 18, 1795, Revolutionary War veteran Joseph McDowell died in Burke County at the age of 38.

On January 16, 1831, Peter Francisco, the “Virginia Giant,” died in Richmond, Va.

Francisco was noted for his many feats of bravery during the American Revolution, especially during the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in what’s now Greensboro in March 1781.

On January 11, 1740, Revolutionary War colonel and state legislator Thomas Robeson was born in Bladen County.

On this 225th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution, an overview of the five men who attended the constitutional convention in Philadelphia.