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  Kings Mountain National Military Park - Kings Mountain National Military Park (U.S. National Park Service)
Thomas Jefferson called it "The turn of the tide of success." The battle of Kings Mountain, fought October 7th, 1780, was an important American victory during the Revolutionary War.
The battle was the first major patriot victory to occur after the British invasion of Charleston, SC in May 1780.
Kings Mountain National Military Park began a new era in natural and cultural resource management in April 2000 with the beginning of the park's prescribed fire program.
www.nps.gov /kimo   (185 words)

  Tennessee history, preservation and educational artifacts
While the mountaineers wouldn’t necessarily fight to protect imaginary causes; the threat to kill their cows, harm their women and burn their homes, forced them into deciding it was time to take up arms and go after the British Major.
In fact, the victory of Kings Mountain was described as a barbaric victory because the leaders were not those of the Continental Army.
King’s Mountain National Military Park is located near Charlotte, N.C. and open to the public on a daily basis.
www.tennesseehistory.com /class/KingsMt.htm   (2863 words)

 Historical States Concerning The Battle of Kings Mountain
Under the confederated leaders, who commanded at Kings Mountain, were a few refugees from the lowlands, some small groups from the counties east of the mountains, and a large number of mountain and backwater men whose independence was being threatened by an alien invader.
The Battle of Kings Mountain was not an isolated action; it was the high spot of 1780 in the South.
The "Little King Mountain" position was about 36 miles from Charlotte Town, and had Ferguson desired to avoid battle with the mountain men, he could have marched on the morning of the 7th halfway to army headquarters.
www.newrivernotes.com /misc/kingsmt2.htm   (10873 words)

 Kings Mountain Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
The Kings Mountain Messenger Chapter was named in honor of Joseph Greer, a famous Revolutionary War soldier who individually took the message of victory over the British at the Battle of Kings Mountain to the Continental Congress at Philadelphia in 1780.
His claim to fame as the Kings Mountain Messenger came at the conclusion of the Battle of Kings Mountain when he was dispatched by Col. John Sevier to carry the message of victory to George Washington and the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia.
D.A.R. Joseph Greer, the Kings Mountain Messenger, was truly a hero of the Revolution for Freedom for delivering the message of an unknown victory to a down hearted Congress that turned the tide of the war for independence against the British.
www.tndar.org /~kingsmountain   (1930 words)

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 Historians consider the Battle of Kings Mountain to be the "turning point in the South" in America's War for Independence.
At the Battle of Brandywine (September 11, 1777), Ferguson was wounded in the arm and his rifle corps was later disbanded.
Historians agree that the battle of Kings Mountain was the beginning of the end of British rule in its former colonies.
www.obcgs.com /kings-mt.htm   (3575 words)

 The American Revolution (King's Mountain)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
There never has been any uncertainty as to the actual location of the ground on which the Battle of Kings Mountain was fought, but due to the defects and limitations in early maps, the battle has frequently been described as occurring in North Carolina.
Kings Mountain is an outlying portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
When British General Henry Clinton learned of his men's defeat at Kings Mountain, he is reported to have called it "the first link of a chain of evils" that he feared might lead to the collapse of the British plans to quash the Patriot rebellion.
theamericanrevolution.org /battles/bat_kmtn.asp   (2029 words)

 The Battle of King's Mountain
The Battle of King's Mountain by Washington County, Virginia Militiaman Benjamin Sharp
3 "Battle of King's Mountain" by Isaac Shelby, a pamphlet "to the public," published in April 1823, and reprinted in King's Mountain and Its Heroes: History of the Battle of King's Mountain, October 7th, 1780, and the Events Which Led to It by Lyman C. Draper, Cincinnati, 1881, pp.
Rebels, Whigs) at the battle was between 1,000 and 1,200, and the number of American Loyalists (Tories) between 800 and 1,100.
www.tngenweb.org /revwar/kingsmountain.html   (915 words)

 Kings Mountain, SC A Site on a Revolutionary War Road Trip on US Route 221
Kings Mountain is an isolated high ridge near the border of North Carolina.
The battle at Kings Mountain is unique in that many of the Patriots were armed with rifles that shot more accurately.
Kings Mountain was the turning point of the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War.
www.revolutionaryday.com /usroute221/kingsmountain/default.htm   (862 words)

 NPS Historical Handbook: Kings Mountain
The Kings Mountain Battleground, showing the north slope of the ridge, on the left, and the original Chronicle marker in the background.
Although the mountain men were disappointed that they could not engage Ferguson at Gilbert Town, they did not permit this to dampen their hopes.
Kings Mountain ridge, upon which the encounter soon occurred extends 600 yards in a northeasterly direction and forms but a small part of the 16-mile Kings Mountain range.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/hh/22/hh22h.htm   (1349 words)

 Battle of Kings Mountain by General Jospeh Graham   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The following account of the battle of King's Mountain is a copy of the original paper, drawn up by the late General Joseph Graham, father of the present governor of North Carolina, of Lincoln county, North Carolina, the county in which the site of the battle is located.
The accompanying plan of the battle is a copy by a young lady of Carolina from the original taken by Gen. Graham on the ground.
The orders were speedily obeyed, and they moved forward over King's Creek, and up a branch and ravine, and between two rocky knobs, which when they had passed, the top of the mountain and the enemy's camp upon it, were in full view, about 100 poles in front.
www.tcarden.com /tree/ensor/KingsMtII.htm   (2599 words)

 Battle of KIngs Mountain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In late September, 1780, the Overmountain Men mustered at Fort Watauga for their march to Kings Mountain, SC, to give battle to Colonel Ferguson, who had threatened to march over the mountains and lay waste to their land with "fire and sword".
Battle of King's Mountain was perhaps, the most important battle in the Revolutionary War.
They were caught atop King's Mountain on the border between the Carolinas by a 900-man force of American frontiersmen.
www.tcarden.com /tree/ensor/KingMt.html   (769 words)

 William DePriest
It was these Indian troops who made up the "over mountain men" who crossed the Appalachians to fight in the Battle of Kings Mountain.
While traveling through Rutherford County, NC during the war (this would have to have been just before or after the Battle of Kings Mountain), he met a young woman named Esther Daves and promised to return after the war to marry her.
According to family tradition, the cherry trees for which Cherry Mountain was named were the ones William planted from stock Robert DePriest had brought from France nearly a century earlier.
ourworld.cs.com /journeysthrutime/id30.htm   (1009 words)

 Battle of Kings Mountain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Kings Mountain, October 7, 1780, was an important Patriot victory in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War.
After the defeat of Horatio Gates's army at the Battle of Camden, British General Cornwallis was convinced that Georgia and South Carolina were under British control, and he began plans to move into North Carolina.
The battle opened on October 7, 1780, when 900 frontiersmen, including John Crockett, the father of Davy Crockett, approached the base of Kings Mountain at dawn.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Kings_Mountain   (971 words)

 The Battle of King's Mountain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Campbell, arrived at King's Mountain around 12:00 P.M. Ferguson had chosen the position because he felt that no American could fire upon his position without showing themselves.
It was also agreed, that Col. Shelby should give intelligence of their movements to Col. William Campbell of the adjoining county of Washington in Virginia, with the hope that he would raise what force he could and cooperate with them.
Col. Campbell was appointed commanding officer of the militia in Eastern Virginia, after the battle of Guilford, in which he acted a conspicuous part, and died in the service, of a fever, while yet but a young man, and was buried at Rocky Mills, in Hanover county.
www.myrevolutionarywar.com /battles/801007.htm   (3001 words)

 View of Kings Mountain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This here is a View of historic Kings Mountain, located on the North Carolina and South Carolina state line, approximately 40 miles west of Charlotte.
Located within the Kings Mountain State Park in South Carolina, is one of the South's best Campgrounds.
Every year, near the anniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain, the State Park sponsors "Pioneer Days" in which flpowder shooters from all over the United States gather to shoot and compete.
members.aol.com /GWOTC/Kingsmtn.html   (74 words)

 GORP - National Historic Trails - Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
There they defeated British troops at the Battle of Kings Mountain, setting in motion events that led to the British surrender at Yorktown and the end of the Revolutionary War.
Kings Mountain was the beginning of the successful end to the Revolution, assuring independence for the United States of America.
At least five African-Americans are known to have served in the Patriot army at Kings Mountain.
gorp.away.com /gorp/resource/us_trail/overmoun.htm   (1901 words)

Resolved, That the historical statements concerning the Battle of the Cowpens, South Carolina, of January 17, 1781, and the Battle of Kings Mountain, South Carolina, October 7, 1780, both prepared by the Historical Section of the Army War College, be printed, with illustrations, as a document.
STEVENSON: In compliance with the request contained in your letter of March 20, 1928, I am pleased to inclose herewith a historical statement concerning the Battle of the Cowpens, South Carolina, of January 17,1781, prepared by the Historical Section of the Army War College.
The Battle Ground of Kings Mountain in South Carolina
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/revwar/KM-Cpns/AWC-KM-fm.htm   (203 words)

 Yellow Mountain The Roan Highlands
The Overland Mountain Trail was used by colonists that gathered to fight the British at the Battle of Kings Mountain.
This famous battle of October 7th, 1780 defeated the British and sent the away from the Southeast for the remainder of the Revolutionary War.
The hand hewn bench at the crest of the mountain is in a perfect position to view all of the surrounding balds.
hikingthecarolinas.com /yellow_mountain2.php   (255 words)

 SAMS - History
The end of the mountain to our left descended gradually to a branch; in front of us the ascent was rather abrupt, and to the right was a low gap through which the road passed.
The battle closed not far from sundown, so that we had to encamp on the ground, with the dead and wounded, and pass the night among groans and lamentations.
At the close of the action, when the British were loudly calling for quarters, but uncertain whether they would be granted, I saw the intrepid Shelby rush his horse within fifteen paces of their lines, and commanded them to lay down their arms, and they should have quarters.
www.s-a-m-s.org /history.htm   (1188 words)

 William Green   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
They held him prisoner until he was freed during the Tory defeat at the Battle of Ramsaur's Mill.
His only British service was at the Battle of King's Mountain.
The charge against Green seems to have been, that he had violated the oath he had taken as an officer to support the governments of the State of North Carolina and of the United States, by accepting a British commission, and fighting at King's Mountain.
ourworld.cs.com /_ht_a/JourneysThruTime/id54.htm   (968 words)

 History & Culture
The Kings Mountain National Military Park commemorates the Battle of Kings Mountain.
Originally a postal route named White Plains, Kings Mountain is the second largest city in the county.
Kings Mountain was named by the postmistress in honor of the Revolutionary battle fought a few miles away in South Carolina.
www.clevelandchamber.org /about/history.asp   (754 words)

 The Official Website of the Overmountain Victory Trail
The Overmountain Victory Trail Association was formed in 1975 to gain recognition for the route the Overmountain men took to the Battle of King's Mountain South Carolina.
The battle became known as the turning point of the Revolutionary War.
In 1980, President Carter recognized the historical significance of the Campaign to King's Mountain by sign ing a law designating the historical route the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail;the first National Historic Trail in the eastern United States.
www.ovta.org   (455 words)

Kings Mountain is located in what is now South Carolina.
Now, I state emphatically that the Elijah Denney who is generally stated to have participated at the Battle of King's Mountain was not there, although some troops from his home county were.
death date being prior to the Battle of Kings Mountain, since "in room of" indicates that the person had moved away, was no longer wanted in that position, or was deceased.
showcase.netins.net /web/ourfam/johndenney.html   (1097 words)

 Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
The Battle of Cowpens took place in mid-January 1781, and in it the British suffered a reverse almost as serious as that of Kings Mountain 3 months earlier.
He wished to avoid battle, to draw the British as far as possible from their base, and to be able to retire into Virginia if the necessity should arise.
This battle within a battle was finally broken off by the Americans at about the same time that the main engagement ended.
statelibrary.dcr.state.nc.us /nc/ncsites/greensbo/guilf1.htm   (2752 words)

 Roan Mountain, Tennessee - Attractions
Watauga Lake, at the top of the mountains, is enchanting as well as abundant in recreational opportunities.
The 1780 Carter Mansion, recognized to be the oldest frame house in Tennessee, a part of the State Historic Area, is located three miles north of the re-constructed Fort Watauga, and is open for tours.
Cross country skiing in the South's deepest natural snow atop Roan Mountain is open to the public throughout the winter.
www.roanmountain.com /attractions.htm   (337 words)

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The patriots at Kings Mountain / B.G. Moss.
Battle of kings mountain and the battle of cowpens historical statements
King's Mountain, an epic of the Revolution; with historical and biographical sketches, and illustrations,
www.warren-wilson.edu /~library/hissembooks2.htm   (2705 words)

 Battle of King's Mountain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Overmountain Men were very independent men who "went over the mountains" from North Carolina into the eastern region of Tennessee to settle.
One of the British leaders, Patrick Ferguson ordered the settlers to lay down their guns and proclaim loyalty to England or else he would "...lay the country waste with fire and sword." John Sevier had been given charge of protecting the settlers.
The British turned away from the west because of the defeat, and it was the beginning of the events that led to the end of the Revolutionary War.
volweb.utk.edu /Schools/sumnercs/nberry/kings.htm   (160 words)

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