Revolutionary War 4 lb Cannon Ball found at the Flora Macdonald Plantation

Revolutionary War 4 lb Cannon Ball found at the Flora Macdonald Plantation

$350.00Price

Flora MacDonald is featured in both the Outlander and Highlander books and show!

 

In July 2007, Walter Mabe found a number of 4# solid shot near the site of Flora MacDonald Plantation near Pekin, NC. Flora MacDonald [Gaelic (1722 - 5 March 1790)] was a member of the MacDonald's of Sleat, who helped Charles Edward Stuart evade government troops after the Battle of Culloden in April 1746. Her family supported the government during the 1745 Rising and Flora later claimed to have assisted Charles out of sympathy for his situation. She was arrested and held in the Tower of London but released under a general amnesty in June 1747. She lter married Allan MacDonald and the couple immigrated to North Carolina in 1773. Their support for the British government during the American War of Independence meant the loss of their American estates and they returned to Scotland, where Flora died in 1790. Allan MacDonald and Flora immigrated to Anson County, North Carolina in 1774 where they settled on an estate near Mountain Creek, named 'Killegray'. When the American War of Independence began in 1775, Allan raised the Anson Battalion of the Loyalist North Carolina Militia, a total of around 1,000 men, including his sons Alexander and James. En route to the coast for collection by British transports, they were attacked by an American force at the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge on 28 February 1776 and Allan was taken prisoner. In April 1777, the North Carolina Provincial Congress confiscated Loyalist -  owned property and Flora was evicted from Killegray, with the loss of all her possessions. After 18 month in captivity, Allan was released in September 1777; he was posted to Fort Edward, Nova Scotia as commander of the 84th Regiment of Foot where Flora joined him in August 177. In 1780 she returned to Scotland and died in 1790. Moderate oxidation some pits, good surfaces, comes with several photos of the excavation site. Once there were several on the market but these have become difficult to obtain. Southern found cannon shot are rare.  

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