The patriot militiamen passed through Gilbert Town on October 11, 1780, during their withdrawal from the battlefield, They had not only 800 prisoners to tend to, but their own wounded as well. The Presbyterian community around Brittain Church along Cane Creek took care of some of the wounded. Not all of them survived. The graveyard at Brittain Church has 15 graves of Revolutionary War soldiers. One grave is that of Lieutenant Thomas McCullough, a Virginian under William Campbell, who was mortally wounded during the battle, and who later died in the care of the church community.
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Randell Jones, A Guide to the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, “Brittain Church Graveyard,” Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, accessed April 10, 2020, http://bythewaywebf.webfactional.com/omvt/items/show/15.