In the early morning hours of February 27, 1776 Loyalist forces charged across a partially dismantled Moores Creek Bridge. Beyond the bridge, nearly 1,000 North Carolina Patriots waited quietly with cannons and muskets poised to fire. This battle marked the last broadsword charge by Scottish Highlanders and the first significant victory for the Patriots in the American Revolution.
The North Carolina Highland Regiment is an 18th century Revolutionary War re-enactment group. depicting loyalists from the upper Cape Fear River valley. The unit also portrays the 71st Highlanders of Foot.
We visit historic sites throughout the Carolinas, Virginia, Florida and Georgia, where we reenact battles and demonstrate eighteenth century skills and camp life.
We are a family oriented non-profit organization which prides itself on the high quality of our interpretations of eighteenth century life. As reenactors, we share our historical knowledge with the public through these interpretations. In this manner, we can vividly explain the past, the Highlander men and women who defended the Crown, and the social customs that defined their daily lives.