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North Carolina and the American Revolution: Battles and Skirmishes
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On 2 March 1781, Col. Henry Lee led his Patriot forces of local militiamen and Catawba Indians in a surprise attack on Banastre Tarleton in a well planned ambush near Clapp's Mill. Tarleton moved to cover as the first volley was fired. He deployed his troops against the Patriot forces. Under heavy fire, the second line panicked and retreated. Tarleton did not pursue them. The British had 21 casualties; the Americans, eight.

Battle of Clapp's Mill

ncdcr.gov/blog/2014/03/02/battle-of-clapps-mill-1781

North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program

ncmarkers.gov/Markers.aspx?Markeld=G-111