Near Blacksburg in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Major William Chronicle
—Oct. 7, 1780 —
Major William Chronicle
Oct. 7, 1780
Erected 1930 by Major Willian Chronicle Chaper D.A.R.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 35° 8.632′ N, 81° 22.723′ W. Marker is near Blacksburg, South Carolina, in York County. Marker can be reached from Park Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located along a 1.5 mile walking trail around the Kings Mountain Battlefield. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2625 Park Road, Blacksburg SC 29702, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Local Boys & Spies (a few steps from this marker); Sacred to the Memory Monument (a few steps from this marker); Col. Frederick Hambright (within shouting distance of this marker); Major Ferguson Falls (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. Ferguson Fell (about 400 feet away); Major Winston's (about 400 feet away); Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial (about 400 feet Lieutenant Colonel James Hawthorn (about 600 feet away); Fighting in a Forest Primeval (about 600 feet away); Tighten the Noose (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Blacksburg.
Also see . . .
1. Kings Mountain National Military Park (U.S. National Park Service). Thomas Jefferson called it "The turn of the tide of success." (Submitted on April 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Major William Chronicle Chapter, D.A.R, Gastonia, North Carolina. Gastonia, located in the heart of the Piedmont section of North Carolina, was incorporated in 1877 and became the county seat of Gaston County in 1911. (Submitted on September 5, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. Major William Chronicle
Major William Chronicle, the soldier and martyr to the cause of liberty at Kings Mountain, was born in the south eastern part of Lincoln county (now Gaston) about 1755. His mother was first married to a Mr. McKee in Pennsylvania, who afterwards removed to North Carolina and settled in Mecklenburg county. By this marriage
Major Chronicle's first service was performed as Captain of a company at Purysburg in South Carolina. Early in the fall of 1780, a regiment was raised in Lincoln county, over which Col. William Graham was appointed Colonel; Frederick Hambrite, Lieut. Colonel, and William Chronicle, Major. It is well known that Col. Graham,
This patriotic appeal was not given in vain. It nerved evey man for the contest. Onward his brave boys steadily moved forward, Major Chronicle in the advance, and approached within gun-shot of the British forces. Just at this time, a few sharp shooters of the enemy discharged their pieces, and retreated. The brave Chronicle fell mortally wounded, receiving a fatal ball in the breast. Almost at the same time, Capt. John Mattocks and Lieutenants William Rabb and John Boyd, also fell. Major Chronicle was only about twenty-five years old at the time of his death. The late Capt. Samuel Caldwell and his brother William, were both in this battle. William Caldwell brought home Major Chronicle's horse; his sword and spurs passed
— Submitted September 11, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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