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

Americans in Redcoats

 
 
Americans in Redcoats Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 29, 2009
1. Americans in Redcoats Marker
Inscription. These things are ominous -
these are the damned yelling boys!

Abraham DePeyster, New York loyalist officer

British war drums bellowed the alarm as 120 battle-hardened veterans in red took their places in line here they were the first to face the Whig woodsmen moving up through the trees below. Mounting bayonets as they had in countless drills before, they charged the riflemen.

British hopes to end the 6-year-long rebellion rested on Americans such as these. Leaders in London thought that a backbone of provincial soldiers could set the example, training Tory militia to march and fight properly. Together the Americans in redcoats and local loyalists might well reestablish Crown control in the South.

Furguson's provincial regiments

King's American Regiment
Captain DePeyster -New York

Loyal American Regiment
Major Main - New York

New York Volunteers
Captain Ryerson

Prince of Wales American Regiment
Sergeant Townsend - Connecticut and New York
 
Erected by Kings Mountain National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 35° 8.398′ N, 81° 23.057′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, South Carolina, in
Regimental Origins image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 29, 2009
2. Regimental Origins
York County. Marker can be reached from Kings Mountain 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 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. The Battle of Kings Mountain Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Drive the Enemy (about 400 feet away); Col. Asbury Coward (about 500 feet away); Charging Cold Steel - Three Times (about 600 feet away); Presidential Recognition (about 600 feet away); President Hoover (about 600 feet away); Loyal Carolina Men (approx. 0.2 miles away); Caught in a Crossfire (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
More about this marker. The upper background of the marker is a photo of reenactors portraying the provincial regiments. In the lower right is a map showing the origin of these units.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Americans in Redcoats Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
3. Americans in Redcoats Marker
Americans in Redcoats Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
4. Americans in Redcoats Marker
Americans in Redcoats Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
5. Americans in Redcoats Marker
Americans in Redcoats Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
6. Americans in Redcoats Marker
Marker on the Battlefield Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2010
7. Marker on the Battlefield Trail
Americans in Redcoats Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 4, 2014
8. Americans in Redcoats Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 737 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   8. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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