Pyle's Defeat

Commemorating Pyle’s Defeat on February 25, 1781, there is a stone marker with a bronze plaque detailing the battle at the intersection of Old Trail Road and Anthony Road in Burlington, North Carolina. Pyle’s defeat epitomizes the brutal nature of the American Revolution in the southern backcountry. Here, the Revolution resembled a civil war, and local Patriot and Loyalist militias clashed in a series of struggles that ultimately culminated in Cornwallis’s surrender at Yorktown on October 19, 1781. 

Pyle's Defeat: What's Nearby

Burlington, NC
Orange County Historical Museum
Hillsborough, NC

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Burlington, NC | February 25, 1781
Result: American Victory
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