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.

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.

At the Battle of King’s Mountain men attacked the army from behind trees (Guerilla warfare).The British tried to surrender, but were offered no quarters due to the harsh treatment of the army to the citizens. This battle ended up being an American victory. It was also the turning point of the war because the British began to retreat from the Upcountry.

Why It Matters–The Battle of Kings Mountain–Beth Trissel

At the Battle of King’s Mountain men attacked the army from behind trees (Guerilla warfare).The British tried to surrender, but were offered no quarters due to the harsh treatment of the army to the citizens. This battle ended up being an American victory. It was also the turning point of the war because the British began to retreat from the Upcountry.

Battle of Kings Mountain - King's Mountain Men - Virginia Historical Markers on Waymarking.com

Battle of Kings Mountain - King's Mountain Men - Virginia Historical Markers on Waymarking.com

"Sweet Lips" - flintlock rifle belonging to Robert Young and used by him to kill British Major Patrick Ferguson at the Battle of King's Mountain, October 7, 1780.

"Sweet Lips" - flintlock rifle belonging to Robert Young and used by him to kill British Major Patrick Ferguson at the Battle of King's Mountain, October 7, 1780.

King’s Mountain National Military Park, SC -  "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. The park preserves the site of this important battle."

King’s Mountain National Military Park, SC - "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. The park preserves the site of this important battle."

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