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War Revisited

Battle of Charlotte featured
at Historic Latta Plantation

HUNTERSVILLE — Historic Latta Plantation will commemorate the 224th anniversary of the Battle of Charlotte on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Featured at the site will be the recreated Davie’s Partisan Rangers and the Royal North Carolina Regiment, re-enactors from the Carolinas.
The Royal North Carolina Regiment and Davie’s Partisan Rangers re-enactors will show how soldiers lived during the American War for Independence.
Throughout both days, educational programs will feature tactical demonstrations, field cooking, period craft demonstrations, and camp life of the typical soldiers on campaign.
In addition to visiting the soldiers’ camps, the public can also visit the Latta grounds, including the plantation kitchen, carriage barn, meat house, dairy/well house, sheep shed, corn crib, and slave cabin.
Visitors can understand life on the home front during the war through visits to the vegetable garden, cotton fields, animal pastures and a garden that would have been tended by enslaved African Americans.
Vendors of 18th century crafts will also be present. Exact times for military and civilian demonstrations will be posted at the Visitor Center.
The historical Royal North Carolina Regiment was a loyal provincial regiment, composed of members primarily from eastern North Carolina. The historical Davie’s Partisan Rangers were a unit of patriot militia raised in North Carolina.
Daily admission to the event is at the special events rate of $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for students of any age. Children 5 and under are admitted free.
About Historic Latta Plantation:
Once a successful cotton plantation, Latta Plantation is now a living history farm. Costumed interpreters, historic displays and hands-on activities allow visitors to experience what life was like for the planters, yeoman farmers, and enslaved African-Americans of the North Carolina backcountry in the early 19th century.
Historic Latta Plantation features the home of John Latta, built ca. 1800, as well as original and replica outbuildings and historically appropriate farming practices and livestock.
Historic Latta Plantation is owned by Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation and administered by Latta Place, Inc. It is funded in part by Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation and the Arts and Sciences Council.
Directions:
Historic Latta Plantation is located on Sample Road, off of Beatties Ford Road in Huntersville.
Traveling from Charlotte on I-77 North, take exit 16B (Sunset Road West,) make a right at the 2nd light onto Beatties Ford Road, continue on Beatties Ford Road for approximately 5 miles and make a left onto Sample Road. Historic Latta Plantation is located at the end of Sample Road.
From the north on I-77 South, take exit 23 (Huntersville). Go right off of the exit onto Gilead Road. Take the third left, McCoy Road. At the stop sign, turn right on Beatties Ford Road. Turn left onto Sample Road.

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