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for Tar Heel Junior Historian Vol. 11 Issue 2, Dec 1971
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Guilford Courthouse was the state's only major battle of the American Revolution but smaller skirmishes broke out between the state's citizen loyal to the crown and those demanding independence. The most notorious Tory loyal was David Fanning who, for two years between 1781 and 1782, rampaged between Deep River and the Pee Dee.
Governor Josiah Martin, the state's last royal governor, lived in Tryon Palace when the American Revolution began. The governor made a critical error in not destroying the supplies at Tryon, instead burying them to be discovered by the rebels who desperately needed the powder and guns.