The Battle of Lindley's Mill
September 13, 1781

Monument to the Battle of Lindley's Mill

In "The Battle of Lindley's Mill" written by Algie I. Newlin, the battle at the mill is described as one of the fiercest battles fought in Chatham County, North Carolina during the Revolutionary War. The mill had become a favorite rendezvous of Colonel Fanning and the Tories. (The Tories were colonists who remained loyal to King George III of England).

Sign commemorating the Battle of Lindley's Mill The Whig Militia Force was seeking to release the captured Governor Thomas Burke, and the battle ended in a draw. As neither side actually won, after the battle each accused the other of leaving the field first.

Monument to the Battle of Lindley's Mill The Battle of Lindley's Mill closed the war in North Carolina, and a month later, Lord Cornwallis surrendered the tattered remains of a once proud British Army at Yorktown.

According to the "History of Hillsboro, Orange County, North Carolina," the Regulators took 39 barrels of flour from the Lindley Mill on September 14, 1781. At this time Thomas Lindley had a store and post office in his home, known as the Lindley Store.

Jean Hadley at the Monument to the Battle of Lindley's Mill
Jean Hadley at
Battle Monument Sometime during the Battle of Lindley's Mill, Thomas Lindley was killed - most likely in defense of his home. His family helped care for the wounded and buried the dead - Tories and Whigs alike - in the church yard.

Photos courtesy of Jean Hadley.

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