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The Midnight Ride of Alexander Mebane

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North Carolina's Paul Revere was Col. Alexander Mebane. Captured by Tory Colonel David Fanning, Mebane escaped the night of September 12, 1781, and rode through Orange and Alamance Counties to warn the patriots of the Tories' approach. On September 13, Tories and patriots fought at Lindley's Mill, with neither side achieving victory. After the war Mebane's activities included serving in the U.S. Congress, as a member of the Constitutional Convention, and as an original trustee of the University of North Carolina.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 67 Issue 3, Aug 1999, p18-20, il