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Colonel David Fanning was a partisan loyalist leader in North Carolina during the American Revolution. Among his successes were the capture of North Carolina's Governor in Hillsborough and the capture of Colonel Philip Alston at the House in the Horseshoe. Hairr explains why Fanning is buried under Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Digby, Nova Scotia.
A look at the role that the British garrison in Wilmington played in the loyalist uprisings during the spring and summer of 1781. Information on the impact of British Major James Henry Craig's use of Wilmington, North Carolina, as a base of operations and protection of Tory supporters, and his organized of military units against the Patriot militia resulting in civil war within the state is provided.
James Murray was a loyalist that resided in the Cape Fear region before relocating to Boston during the American Revolution. His plantation “Point Repose” was built in 1759, 15 miles from Wilmington.
John Rutherfurd, royal placeman in colonial North Carolina, exemplified the passive loyalist in the Revolutionary conflict who finally declared openly his allegiance to the crown only to lose his fortune and his life as a result of his decision.
Poe discusses North Carolina legislation between 1714 and 1791, as recorded by James Iredell (1791). Of particular interest to Poe are acts regarding slaves, as they illustrate the colonial mindset towards slave rights and responsibilities. Similar legislation affecting Native American groups is discussed as it documents changing colonial attitudes, especially after the French and Indian War. Finally, Poe investigates legislation towards British sympathizers during and after the Revolutionary War.