Bob Vogler, President of the George Waller Chapter, represented the Virginia Society at the patriot marker dedication ceremony for Captain Francis Henry (Virginia militia) at the 238th commemoration ceremony of the Battle of Shallow Fords. Captain Henry was buried by his sons where he fell after the battle on Oct. 14, 1780. He was the lone patriot killed during a 45 minute battle between 350 patriot militia who confronted approximately 500 Loyalist militia at the Mulberry Fields on the banks of the Yadkin River in North Carolina The Loyalist were on their way to reinforce Lord Cornwallis when they were defeated and turned back.
Submitted by Bob Vogler
Photo #1 Bob Vogler at grave site
Photo #2 Grave marker
Photo#3 NC SAR color guard... including L to R 2nd from left- Dr. Sam Powell (NC SAR state treasurer and SAR Foundation member at large); 3rd from left- NC SAR president George Strunk