This is a painting of the battle of Camden which was a major Patriot defeat. It is portrayed that the partisans and the Continental army were not strong enough to remove British forces from South Carolina.
Patriots Victorious at Kings Mountain, 1780 | This Day in North Carolina History. On October 7, 1780, Patriot forces defeated the British in the Battle of Kings Mountain, signaling the beginning of the end of British control in the South.
The Long Road to Victory | WNC Magazine - In his painting, Gathering of the Mountain Men at Sycamore Shoals, Lloyd Branson (1855-1926) depicts the muster of more than 1,000 men from Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina prior to their march to South Carolina.
American Revolution : The Battle of Yorktown - American troops storming the redoubt. Feidt Wysong, my Great Grandfather was in this one and was present when General Washington accepted Lord Cornwallis' sword as a gesture of defeat and surrender.
Every September, members of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association (OVTA) don period dress and march along the path from Tennessee to King's Mountain.
Colonel Benjamin Cleveland (May 28, 1738 – 1806) was an American pioneer and soldier in North Carolina. He is best remembered for his service as a colonel in the North Carolina militia during the Revolutionary War, and in particular for his role in the American victory at the Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780.
Nathan Hale - was an American soldier and spy for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He volunteered for an intelligence-gathering mission in New York City but was captured by the British and executed. His last words before being hanged were purported to be "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." Hale has long been considered an American hero and, in 1985, he was officially designated the state hero of Connecticut.
The Scotch-Irish and the Battle of Kings Mountain. So interesting! Don't mess with the mountain men! The kids loved traipsing all over this park - wondering where Ferguson fell and was dragged to. We found several monuments telling us. Too cool! Explored 7/18/2013.