Each year Berryman Green Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and Dan River Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution sponsor the Commemoration of the Crossing of the Dan in February 1781. Co-sponsors for the event include the Halifax County Historical Society, Town of South Boston, Halifax County Office of Tourism, Dan River Basin Association, and Halifax County Public Schools.
The 229th Anniversary Commemoration of the Crossing of the Dan will take place February 18-20, 2010, at The Prizery, located in downtown South Boston, Virginia.
Thursday, February 18, 2010, 7:00 PM ~ 9:00, The Prizery
Friday, February 19, 2010, 10:00 AM ~ 2:00 PM, The Prizery
Saturday, February 20, 2010
ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT NO CHARGE
*For reservations, contact Anne Raab - email@example.com.
In the book The Race to the Dan, Aaron states:
"In February 1781 the greatest retreat in the American Revolution played out with British and American armies dueling across the Carolinas in a 230-mile chase."
"In magnificent maneuvers regaled even by his enemies, Nathanael Greene's ragged and destitute American Army crossed the Dan River on waiting boats ahead of the British."
"After finding safety as well as needed reinforcements and supplies in Virginia, Greene's strengthened army recrossed the Dan to engage British General Cornwallis."
"The consequences of The Race to the Dan were monumental and had Greene's army been defeated along the way, the results would have changed the course of history like no other Revolutionary War event."
Ceremony and Lunch Registration:
Pilgrimage to Boyd's Ferry:
If weather permits, we will also have a trek from The Prizey to the actual Boyd's Ferry landing site.
See this current photo taken during a recent freshet.
The Crossing of the Dan Event is sponsored by DAR - The Berryman Green Chapter & SAR - Dan River Chapter
|The Town of South Boston
Halifax County Historical Society
The North Carolina Highland Regiment
The Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center
|Halifax County Tourism Department
Dan River Basin Association
Halifax County Middle School & Private Schools
Contact Anne Raab for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org.