VASSAR Color Guardsman, Bob Vogler (Colonel George Waller Chapter) participated Saturday, Oct. 12 with the NCSSAR Color Guard at the 239th Commemoration Ceremony of the Battle of the Shallow Ford in Huntsville, NC.
The ceremony commemorates the action on October 14, 1780 when members of the Virginia and North Carolina militia intercepted a force of Loyalist militia marching to reinforce Lord Cornwallis. The Tories were defeated and turned back. One grave is on the battlefield - that of Capt. Henry Francis of the Montgomery County, VA militia who was killed in action on the field.
Photo 1: Bob Vogler with Rear Admiral (Retd.) Jay DeLoach, NCSSAR State Secretary and a direct descendent of Patrick Henry.
Photo #2: Grave of Captain Henry Francis on the battlefield
Submitted by: Bob Vogler