The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

To The Militia Officers Posted On The Catawba River And Marching To Camp.

The British crossed the Catawba "this morning" at "McCowens Ford."[1] Defense of the fords is "of no further use," so all militiamen are to march to "David Carrs on the road between Bateys Ford and Salisbury."[2] It is important to "assemble our force as soon as may be."
Autograph document signed (NcU) 2 pp.
    [1.] For more on the battle of Cowan's Ford, see NG to Steuben, 3 February (PGNG, 7: 242-245).
    [2.] As seen at NG to Steuben, 3 February (PGNG, 7: 242-245), no militiamen assembled at Carr's, sixteen miles east of the river. (Schenck, N.C., 1780-81, p. 251)