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Blacksburg in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Shoot Tree to Tree

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 29, 2009
1. Shoot Tree to Tree Marker
Inscription.
Ben Hollingsworth and myself took right up the side of the mountain, and fought our way from tree to tree, up to the summit. I recollect I stood behind one tree and fired until the bark was nearly all knocked off, and my eyes pretty well filled with it. One fellow shaved me pretty close, for his bullet took a piece out of my gun stock. Before I was aware of it, I found myself apparently between my own regiment and the enemy, as I judged by seeing the paper the Whigs wore in their hats and the pine twigs the Tories wore in theirs....
Thomas Young, 16 years old, South Carolina patriot

Colonel Williams' militia - Ninety-Six District, South Carolina
Colonel Lacey and Hill's militia - York District, South Carolina


Over 400 South Carolina patriots had joined the march to Kings Mountain at the Cowpens, one day before the fight. In the summer of 1780, some of the bitterest fighting of the Revolution had raged around these men's homes and farms.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 35° 8.579′ N, 81° 22.924′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, South Carolina, in York County. Marker can be reached from Park Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located along
Shoot Tree to Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
2. Shoot Tree to Tree Marker
a 1.5 mile walking trail around the Kings Mountain Battlefield. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2526 Park Road, Blacksburg SC 29702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tighten the Noose (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); King's Mountain (about 500 feet away); Caught in a Crossfire (about 500 feet away); Be Your Own Officer (about 500 feet away); Loyal Carolina Men (about 600 feet away); Lieutenant Colonel James Hawthorn (about 600 feet away); Col. Asbury Coward (approx. 0.2 miles away); Col. Ferguson Fell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major Ferguson Falls (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
More about this marker. On the left is a figure depicting one of the South Carolina militia. On the lower right is a map of the battlefield.
 
Also see . . .  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.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Battle Map image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 29, 2009
3. Battle Map
Shoot Tree to Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
4. Shoot Tree to Tree Marker
Shoot Tree to Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
5. Shoot Tree to Tree Marker
Marker on the Battlefield Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2010
6. Marker on the Battlefield Trail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 641 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   2. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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