Colonel John Pyle

Col. John Pyle (also Pile), from Chatham County

Pyle, a physician by trade, was the loyalist commander at the tragic Defeat or Massacre bearing his name.
Fortunately, though wounded, he managed to escape the slaughter. Himself a doctor by trade, he tended to the
wounded of both sides after Lindley’s Mill (not far from where he lived.) Three days later he was paroled by
Col. William O’Neal, and following the war remained in North Carolina as United States citizen.

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