2018-02-08 / Front Page

Revolutionary Days this weekend will honor victory at Kettle Creek

The annual parade celebrating Revolutionary Days will commence at 10:45 on The Square Saturday. The annual parade celebrating Revolutionary Days will commence at 10:45 on The Square Saturday. The 239th anniversary of the Revolutionary War Battle of Kettle Creek is this weekend with a variety of uniquely authentic festivities planned to remember the patriots who successfully served to hinder the plans of British invaders.

Beginning Friday, from noon- 4:30 p.m., the Kettle Creek battle site at “War Hill” will be open with walking tours led by United States Army and military historians. Tours will begin at noon, 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m., and will focus on 18th century history, along with battlefield relics.

Friday evening, the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association banquet will be held with Dr. David Noble discussing “Archaeological Findings at the Kettle Creek Battlefield.”

Saturday’s events will begin at 9 a.m. as the Georgia Society SAR Elijah Clarke Militia Honor Guard raises the 1776 Colors of the Revolutionary War on the Wilkes County courthouse flag pole, and engages in a musket salute. The annual Revolutionary War Parade will follow at 10:45 a.m. and everyone is welcome to participate in the gallant march around The Square

A dramatic re-enactment of the Battle of Kettle Creek will begin at 11 a.m. in Fort Washington Park behind the courthouse. A closing musket salute will aid in lowering the Revolutionary War Colors, as the present day National Colors are raised in their place.

From 9 a.m.-noon, The Square will act as a host to living history displays and Colonial re-enactors. Likewise, period displays will be conducted at the Mary Willis Library, and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Robert Toombs House and The Washington City Museum, in its Kettle Creek artifact room, will also host living history programs.

The community is invited to the Kettle Creek Battlefield at 2:30 p.m. for pageantry and wreath presentations.

On Sunday the public is invited to attend a Colonial-style church and memorial service that will also honor the Wilkes County Militia, along with the S.C. Upper 96 Militia, who fought together at the Battle of Kettle Creek.

The Service begins at 9 a.m., at Phillips Mill Baptist Church located at 5479 Greensboro Road.

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