Monday, February 2, 2015

Maryland and Delaware Soldiers on February 2, 1781 Crossing the Yadkin River

On February 2, 2015, the high temperature was 46 and the low was 29 degrees in the Greensboro North Carolina area. On February 2, 1781 when Maryland and Delaware soldiers crossed the Yadkin River in an attempt to escape from British General Cornwallis, I wonder what the temperature waslike. There are journals that can give us some clues. One is Robert Kirkwood's Journal and a second is William Seymour's "Journal of the Southern Expedition, 1780-1783."
Not only would the weather conditions be difficult, the tent life would be rough as well as foraging for food and having to walk 20-40 miles a day.

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