BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A remake of the Battle of Troy Hole, where the Whigs drove out the Tories in the summer of 1781 during the Revolutionary War, will be held this weekend at Troy Hole Park in Elizabethtown.
Stories of the history of Troy Hole say a small group of about 70 patriots faced off against more than 400 Tories to drive them from the area after having homes and property destroyed by a larger group of enemies.
According to a press release, the attack happened on the banks of the Cape Fear River, where Troy leaders were killed or wounded. The rest of the men and women left the area as Troy power was broken.
There will be a candlelight tour of the area Friday night starting at 9:00 for area visitors. Camps and settlers will open Saturday morning at 9:00 with the Battle of Troy Hole recreation at 6:00 p.m. The remainder of the evening will feature a period ball and fashion show, music and storytelling.