Blacksburg in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Charging Cold Steel - Three Times
It had never happened-until Kings Mountain. Three times longhunters from eastern Tennessee charged up this mountainside. Once, then twice they were chased back down by Torie wielding 17-inch-long bayonets. Somehow Sevier's patriots found the courage to stop running, turn around, and go back up against that fearsome cold steel one last time.
Patriot militias face Crown-trained troops
Every man at Kings Mountin, Whig or Tory, knew that only six weeks ago, patriot militias had been overwhelmed in battle at Camden, South Carolina. There well-drilled Crown troops had used standard European tactics and cold steel to send the Whigs running for their lives.
Erected by Kings Mountain National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 35° 8.486′ N, 81° 23.088′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, South Carolina, in York County. Marker is on Kings Mountain Park Road, on the right when Click for map. Located along a 1.5 mile walking trail around the Kings Mountain Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksburg SC 29702, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Drive the Enemy (within shouting distance of this marker); Presidential Recognition (within shouting distance of this marker); President Hoover (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Kings Mountain Monument (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Americans in Redcoats (about 600 feet away); Col. Asbury Coward (about 600 feet away); Be Your Own Officer (about 600 feet away); British Route of March (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Blacksburg.
More about this marker. On the left is a depiction of a standing Tory soldier, taking aim. Below the sidebar is a drawing depicting the battle of Camden, August 16, 1780.
Also see . . . Kings Mountain Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 662 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 4. 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.