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Chapter One,
The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge

Chapter Two,
Preservation and Development of the Moores Creek Battleground Prior to NPS Control

Chapter Three,
Planning and Development at Moores Creek

Chapter Four,
Interpretation and Visitor Services

Chapter Five,
Resources Management and Protection at Moores Creek


Appendix One,
A Chronology for Moores Creek NMP/NB

Appendix Two,
Moores Creek MNP/NB Superintendents

Appendix Three,
Moores Creek NMP/NB Annual

Appendix Four,
Acts and Resolutions of the North Carolina General Assembly

Appendix Five,
Federal Legislation

Chapter 1 Notes

Chapter 2 Notes

Chapter 3 Notes

Chapter 4 Notes

Chapter 5 Notes

List of Figures


Moores Creek National Battlefield:
An Administrative History
Chapter 2 Notes
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Chapter 2 Notes

[1] Gibbs, 13-14; Clyde B. King, Moores Creek Battlefield (National Park Service, 1939), 1-2.

[2] King, 2-3; "The Battle Ground," Wilmington Messenger, August 1899, Park Files, Moores Creek National Battlefield, Currie, North Carolina.

[3] King, 3; Gibbs, 42.

[4] Gibbs, 42.

[5] Ronald F. Lee, The Origin and Evolution of the National Military Park Idea (Washington: National Park Service, 1973), 7-8; Gaines M. Foster, Ghosts of the Confederacy: Defeat, the Lost Cause, and the Emergence of the New South (New York: Oxford University Press, 1987), 3-8.

[6] Thomas E. Baker, Redeemed from Oblivion: An Administrative History of Guilford Courthouse National Military Park (National Park Service, 1995), 3-9.

[7] Moores Creek Monumental Association Minutes, July 4, 1899, Park Files; Minutes, April 8, 1899; Ring, 3-6; Gibbs, 16-23.

[8] Ring, 3-6; Minutes, July 26, 1900; Edmund B. Rogers, compiler, History of Legislation Relating to the National Park Service Through the 82d Congress: Moores Creek (Washington: National Park Service, 1958), Part I, 1-5.

[9] Gibbs, 17-20; Ring, 3-6; Minutes, July 17, 1899; July 29, 1899; April 8, 1908; July 4, 1922; Rogers, Part I, 4; J. W. Flynn, Plan of Moores Creek Battle Field, Drawing 324-650, Map Collection, Southeast Regional Office, National Park Service, Atlanta.

[10] King, 6; Minutes, August 9, 1923.

[11] Minutes, August 9, 1923; Rogers, Part I, 5-6; House Military Affairs Committee, Hearings before the Committee on Military Affairs, House of Representatives, Sixty-ninth Congress, First Session, on H. R 3796: National Military Park at Battle Field of Moores Creek, N. C. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1926), 1 -10; Gibbs, 21-22.

[12] House Military Affairs Committee, 1-10.

[13] Rogers, Part I, 6.

[14] Ibid.; Gibbs, 22.

[15] U. S. Congress, House, Supplemental Estimates for War Department, 70 th Congress, 1 st Session, H. R. Document 137 (1928), 2.

[16] Lee, Origin and Evolution, 38-51; Ronald F. Lee, Family Tree of the National Park System: A Chart with Accompanying Text Designed to Illustrate the Growth of the National Park System, 1872-1972 (Philadelphia: Eastern National Park and Monument Association, 1972), 27-30; U. S. Congress, Senate, Senate, Study of Battle Fields in the United States for Commemorative Purposes, 70th Congress, 2nd Session, Senate Document Number 187, (1928), 1-4, reprinted in Rogers.

[17] Lee, Family Tree, 27-30; Lee, The Origin and Evolution, 46-50.

[18] Gibbs, 25.

[19] Ibid., 23.

[20] King, 5; Gibbs, 22-25.

[21] Historical Papers and Photographs of Moores Creek, Vol. 1, 1856-1933, Park Files. The park maintains fourteen volumes of bound materials dating from 1856 to 1977 and arranged in chronological order.

[22] Rogers, Part II, 2.

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