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On May 16, 1771, the Regulators met the forces of Royal Governor William Tryon in the Battle of Alamance, climaxing an expedition by Tryon to suppress the uprising known as the War of Regulation. The site of the battle has been designated a state historical site, and many relics from the battlefield are displayed in the museum. In May of this year, there will be a week of events sponsored by the Alamance County Historical Association to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle.
The Office of Archives and History oversees the Alamance Battleground, site of the climatic conflict between rogue farmers and Governor William Tryon's colonial militia in the War of Regulation on May 16, 1771. A collaborative effort between the Office of State Archaeology, Research Branch of the Office of Archives and History, and the Division of State Historic Sites and Properties will pursue a multi-disciplinary project reviewing the archaeological and historical record.
Alamance Battleground Research Project focused on compiling new archaeological data and reviewing historic documents to elucidate the events of May 16, 1771. On that date Regulators met the state's militia in the cumulative battle of the War of Regulation, which ended in defeat of the uprising farmers. The project drew on help from professionals and over two hundred volunteers.