It’s difficult to imagine “about 20 houses, built on two streets, which cross one another at right angles” when you stand at the corner of Trade and Tryon streets in the center of Charlotte, North Carolina today. The streets are still there – though they look much different than they did in 1780 – but the houses and the courthouse are long gone. That intersection was the site of a skirmish between Patriot militia and a contingent of British forces on September 26, 1780.

The 241st anniversary of the event was held at Rural Hill, a historic site just north of Charlotte, earlier this month. Below you will find a gallery of images from the day. If you’re interested in my observations from a photographic perspective, you may want to check out my brief blog post here.

As always, I would be happy to send you a digital copy of your photos to the reenactors who appear in them, for your own personal use or for the promotion of your unit, free of charge. Just contact me with the number(s) of the image(s) and I will get them into your inbox as quickly as possible. Of course, prints are also available.

If you participated in the 2021 Battle of Charlotte and you don’t see yourself below, there is a good chance that I have an image or two of you in my files. just contact me with a description and I will see what I can find. By the way, you might also want to take a look at images from the last reenactment of the Battle of Charlotte to see if you can find yourself there, too!

The gallery, and the files it contains, are large. So it may take a moment for things to load. Please be patient!

These images of the 2021 Battle of Charlotte, like all the images on this site, are copyrighted and owned by Robert Clay Photography. No images are to be removed, copied, borrowed, or otherwise taken from this site. Limited licenses are available (sometimes without charge). Any usage without the express permission and appropriate license represents a breach of US copyright law.

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