Donald McDonald – February 27, 1776

Experience the American dream with today’s Patriot of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.

It’s February 27, 1776. I’m with Scottish Tory General Donald MacDonald at Moores Creek Bridge in North Carolina.

JG: “General MacDonald, what is your strategy?”

DM: “Mr. Gillespie, we will make North Carolina a British coastal base. We will cross this bridge, and we’ll destroy the Yankee upstarts, and we will conquer the southern colonies for King George.”

With a booby-trapped bridge, the Yankees quickly trounced the cocky Scots. The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge saved the southern colonies and raised the morale of patriots throughout the colonies.

Read more about the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge.

John and Jan Gillespie are the founders of the Rawhide Boys’ Ranch; they have fostered 351 teenagers and wrote the book Our 351 Sons; they have also assisted numerous churches in developing youth programs and expanding their total church ministries. After running for U.S. Senate, John founded 1776 American Dream, which exists to demonstrate the vision of our founding fathers and help our generation of youth passionately embrace those values.

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