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Published March 23, 2017

Decades After Disappearing: History Lurks Under Lake Norman  [Page 9]

Historic Revolutionary War Battlefield

The site of the Battle of Cowan’s Ford is also under the waters of Lake Norman. In February of 1781, Lord Charles Cornwallis, in pursuit of Nathanael Green, engaged in a sharp fight at Cowan’s Ford on the Catawba River.

Decades After Disappearing -- Mystery Beneath Lake Norman - Battle of Cowans Ford

The battle of Cowan’s Ford claimed the life of North Carolina militia commander General Williams Lee Davidson, name sake of Davidson College, town of Davidson, and Davidson County, North Carolina.

Location: 35.4326, -80.9585

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