Cavalry Monument

Cavalry Monument

Located on the edge of a large cleared field, on what was originally thought to be the third American line, this monument commemorates three men which fought for freedom, and those that served with them.

The inscriptions on the monument read:

1781   1909
TO THE MARQUIS OF BRITIGNY
AND COL. WM. WASHINGTON
WHO WITH THEIR NORTH CAROLINA AND
VIRGINIA CAVALRY CHARGED AND RAN
THROUGH AND OVER THE 2ND. QUEENS
GUARDS IN THE VALLEY BELOW.
(north face)

TO PETER FRANCISCO
A GIANT IN STATURE
MIGHT AND COURAGE
WHO SLEW IN THIS ENGAGEMENT ELEVEN OF
THE ENEMY WITH HIS
OWN BROAD SWORD RENDERING
HIMSELF THEREBY PERHAPS
THE MOST FAMOUS
PRIVATE SOLDIER OF
THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
(west face)

All photographs 2005-2008
by  
Westfield, NC

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