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Lord Cornwallis and his British army had been in Charlotte for almost a week when Cornwallis dispatched a foraging party led by Major John Doyle on October 3, 1780. Captain James Thompson and thirteen other local residents surrounded the party and ambushed them, causing the British to believe they were under attack of a large force. Soon after, British forces retreated from Charlotte.
Life in Charlotte during the Civil War was a depressing and terrifying time. Between the number of wounded arriving and the fear of Sherman’s troops arriving, tensions were high as what originally seemed like certain victory eventually turned into an inevitable defeat. Part 5 of a 12 part series on the history of Charlotte.