The Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge, February 27, 1776, was a complete victory for the Patriots over the Scottish Highlanders and their Tory allies. It gave a tremendous morale boost to the other colonies. Desperately needed equipment was captured, including 35 guns, 1,500 excellent rifles, and medicine and surgical supplies. The Patriots also captured 800 prisoners. Significantly, the Patriot victory brought an end to royal rule in North Carolina.