At the 1780 battle of kings mountain, backwoods hunters known as the overmountain men bested the british. Read facts about the battle of kings mountain in north carolina summary - history and information. Battle of kings mountain october 7, 1780, near the north and south carolina border the plateau of the mountain is in cleveland county, nc the battlefield and park are in york county, sc. Washington's immortals, a new bestselling book published this month, spans eight years of war this unique book is the first band of brothers treatment of the american revolution, capturing the most important elements of the battle of kings mountain and nearly every other major battle of the. The official website for the sons of the american revolution.
Descendants of the battle of kings mountain, unicoi 1,810 likes 2 talking about this a genealogical group dedicated to the history of the battle of. Battle of kings mountain, sc turning point of the revolutionary war in late september, 1780, the overmountain men mustered at fort watauga for their march to kings mountain, sc, to give battle to colonel ferguson. The battle of kings mountain was a military engagement between patriot and loyalist militias in south carolina during the southern campaign of the american revolutionary war, resulting in a decisive victory for the patriots. The battles of king's mountain and cowpens irregular warfare against superior strength and numbers map of battle of kings mountain the summit is 150 feet high, 500 yards long, and 70 to 80 yards wide combat action at king's mountain.
Definitions of battle of kings mountain, synonyms, antonyms, derivatives of battle of kings mountain, analogical dictionary of battle of kings mountain (english. Kings mountain, coupled with the subsequent american victory at cowpens, forced the british to concentrate on virginia, where they were eventually trapped into surrender at yorktown find out more about this pivotal southern battle. Major william chronicle was born about 1755, in present day belmont, gaston county, north carolina, the only son of william chronicle and dinah mckee chronicle the first commemorative celebration of the battle of kings mountain was held july 4, 1815. The battle of kings mountain 1780 with fire and sword - kindle edition by wilma dykeman, national park service download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the battle of kings mountain 1780.
The battle of kings mountain, october 7, 1780, was a decisive patriot victory in the southern campaign of the american revolutionary war frontier militia loyal to the united states overwhelmed the loyalist american militia led by british major patrick ferguson of the 71st foot.
My ancestor shoed horses for the revolutionaries for the battle of kings mtn and i am proud of him on october 21, 2015 at 4:57 am you are currently reading the men who won the battle of king's mountain, entry #14193 on the captain's journal. King's mountain: history revisited by c hammett, coordinator and king's mountain not a battle between englishmen and americans, but american against american, neighbor against neighbor, and kinsman against kinsman. Date of the battle of king's mountain: 7 th october 1780 place of the battle of king's mountain: south carolina, united states of america the british officer major patrick ferguson commanded the loyalists there were several officers of the same rank in the american force: colonels shelby. Find great deals on ebay for kings mountain battle shop with confidence. 2 most who study the battle of kings mountain are certainly aware that the patriot leaders made a smart choice in leaving the infantry behind. Descendants of the battle of kings mountain, unicoi 1,807 likes 2 talking about this a genealogical group dedicated to the history of the battle of.