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To honor the brave patriots who participated in the "Battle of the Waxhaws" fought on the plantation of Captain James Waughup (Walkup)
September 20, 1780
Erected by Mecklenburg Chapter
Charlotte North Carolina
Here was born
March 15, 1767,
Seventh president of
the United States
(preface):he Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the "March to the Sea." Sherman's objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia to crush Gen. …
Educator, author, editor; Sec'y of N.C. Historical Commission, 1926-35. Birthplace 1 block east.
Governor, 1917-21, first in state nominated by a Democratic primary. N.C. Attorney General, state legislator. Birthplace was 50 ft. north.
Secretary of Agriculture and later of the Treasury under Wilson. College president and author. His birthplace stood 60 yards north.
Commander-in-chief of Allied armies, 1918, made a speech at the Union County Courthouse, on December 9, 1921.
Merchant, philanthropist, and Presbyterian layman. Opened first store, May 29, 1888, two blocks east.