21 September 2016

Battle of Wahab's Plantation

21 September 1780 

On this date in 1780...

Militia Colonel William R. Davie launched a surprise attack on a Loyalist camp, which included elements of the British Legion commanded by Banastre Tarleton at Wahab's Plantation, in present-day Union County, North Carolina.  Tarleton was absent and his troops fled with heavy losses.

Other Years:

1863 - Confederates under General Braxton Bragg stampeded federal troops to end the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia.
1981 - The U.S. Senate confirmed Sandra Day O'Connor of El Paso, Texas asthe first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
1996 - The board of all-male Virginia Military Institute voted to admit women.1996 – The Defense of Marriage Act passed the United States Congress by a landslide and prohibited federal recognition of same-sex marriage.
2005 – Hurricane Rita became the third most intense hurricane to strike the South.

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