The next meeting of the Richmond County Historical Society will be held on Monday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at Rockingham City Hall.
The society’s short meeting with Dr. John Stevenson and program to follow will be about the life and time of an American legend, Davy Crockett. The program is presented by a local reenactor by the name of Isaac White. White is well-versed on the history of Crockett and will present a 20- to 30-minute program about one of his heroes.
Last month’s program was presented by longtime society member Donald McLeod from Moore County. McLeod’s program was about the American Revolutionary War Battle at Piney Bottom. The small battle took place at Piney Bottom Creek, a branch of Rockfish Creek in Hoke County. Today the location of the battle is on the Fort Bragg Reservation.
The battle started as local Tories attacked a group of Patriots commanded by Col. Thomas Wade of Anson County which were camped at a ferry crossing along the creek. Seven local Patriots were killed including a young lad whose skull was split open by a Tory’s broadsword. Soon after the battle Wade returned to the same area with more men and murdered or severely punished anyone who had a part in the lad’s death.
Folks, please consider joining our local society and, by all means, come Monday night at 7 p.m. and I’m sure you will learn something new about our history.
J.A. Bolton is author of “Just Passing Time,” co-author of “Just Passing Time Together,” “Southern Fried: Down-Home Stories,” and just released his new book “Sit A Spell,” all of which can be purchased on Amazon are bought locally. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.