A replica cannon of “Mother Covington’s Daughter,” the smaller cannon in the story of the February 1776 Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, has been donated to Moores Creek National Battlefield in Pender County.
The Stamp Defiance Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, or NSDAR, donated a new swivel cannon to the battlefield as a part of their centennial celebration.
In the story of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge between Loyalists and Patriots reference is made to a larger cannon, “Mother Covington,” and a smaller cannon, “Mother Covington’s Daughter.”
Every year at the park anniversary program and select times throughout the year, the battlefield’s replica Mother Covington booms. Now, park staff can take the new swivel cannon to special events throughout the region, including at the Blueberry Festival, Azalea Festival and others.
Officials said that it is safe to say that Mother Covington’s Daughter will stand by her mother for many years to come.
For more information about Moores Creek National Battlefield, visit the National Park Service website. For more information about the Stamp Defiance Chapter of the NSDAR, visit the website.