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The Battle of Kings Mountain Monument

 
 
Front Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 29, 2009
1. Front Face of Marker
In Memory of the patriotic American who participated in the Battle of Kings Mountain this Monument is erected by their grateful Descendants
Inscription.
In Memory of
the patriotic American
who participated in the
Battle of
Kings Mountain
this Monument is erected
by their grateful
Descendants.

Here the tide of battle turned in favor of the American Colonel.

Here on this day of October A.D. 1780 the British forces commanded by Cor Patrick Ferguson were met and totally defeated by Campbell Shelby, Williams, Cleveland, sevier, and their heroic followers from Virginia the Carolinas and Tennessee.

Fell on this battle ground in defence of Civil Liberty: Col James Williams. Maj William Chronicle. --Captains-- John Mattocks. David Beatie. William Edmonson. --First Lieutenants-- Reece Bowen. Thomas McCullough. William Blackburn. Robert Edmonson --Second Lieutenants-- John Beatie. Andrew Edmonson. Humberson Lyon. James Corry. James Laird. Nathaniel Guist.Nathaniel Dryden. James Phillips --Privates-- William Rabb. John Boyd. David Duff. Henry Henigar. William Watson. Arthur Patterson. Preston Goford.
 
Erected 1880 by The Kings Mountain Centennial Association.
 
Location. 35° 8.444′ N, 81° 23.009′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, South Carolina, in York County. Marker can be reached from Kings Mountain
Side Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 29, 2009
2. Side Face of Marker
Here the tide of battle turned in favor of the American Colonel
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 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. Asbury Coward (within shouting distance of this marker); Americans in Redcoats (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Drive the Enemy (about 400 feet away); Loyal Carolina Men (about 500 feet away); Charging Cold Steel - Three Times (about 500 feet away); Presidential Recognition (about 600 feet away); Caught in a Crossfire (about 700 feet away); President Hoover (about 700 feet away); Be Your Own Officer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shoot Tree to Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kings Mountain Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Information on the Monument Itself. “The day for the battle’s centennial ushered in a week of celebrations from October 4-9, 2012, with the bulk of the activities focused on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The events were popular enough for Major W. J. Houston of the Atlanta and Charlotte Air-Line Railroad to
Rear Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 29, 2009
3. Rear Face of Marker
Here on this day of October A.D. 1780 the British forces commanded by Cor Patrick Ferguson were met and totally defeated by Campbell Shelby, Williams, Cleveland, sevier, and their Heroic followers from Virginia the Carolinas and Tennessee
offer reduced rates of 1¼ cents per mile for out-of-town travelers. Tuesday, known as ‘Reunion Day,” began the festivities with the assembling of a crowd of 3,000 at Colonel Ferguson’s Grave at 11:30 AM. The festivities started with a prayer by Rev. Ellison Caper and the following individuals each provided a speech on the stage: Governor Jeter of South Carolina, Judge Daniel G. Fowle of North Carolina, Judge T.N. Van Dyke of Tennessee, Rev. David E. Butler of Georgia, Hon. S.W. Williams of Arkansas, and J.M. McNeal of Mississippi. Colonel Coward concluded the speeches by reminding the audience of the former British tyranny and urged for remembrance of those states that fought in the American Revolution but were not represented here today. The United States Post Band, which had been playing music most of the afternoon, ended the day with ‘Yankee Doodle’ as the crowd dispersed.” (Submitted on October 5, 2013.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Side Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 29, 2009
4. Side Face of Marker
Fell on this battle ground in defence of Civil Liberty: Col James Williams. Maj William Chronicle. --Captains-- John Mattocks. David Beatie. William Edmonson. --First Lieutenants-- Reece Bowen. Thomas McCullough. William Blackburn. Robert Edmonson --Second Lieutenants-- John Beatie. Andrew Edmonson. Humberson Lyon. James Corry. James Laird. Nathaniel Guist.Nathaniel Dryden. James Phillips --Privates-- William Rabb. John Boyd. David Duff. Henry Henigar. William Watson. Arthur Patterson. Preston Goford
The Battle of Kings Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2010
5. The Battle of Kings Mountain Marker
The pylon rests atop five gradating steps comprised of granite blocks. Above the base, the shaft of the monument can be divided into three sections with the middle containing four embedded Vermont marble slabs with inscriptions. The entire shaft tapers to the flat capstone with a slight cornice.
In Memory of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 29, 2009
6. In Memory of Marker
Battle of Kings Mountain Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
7. Battle of Kings Mountain Monument
Battle of Kings Mountain Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
8. Battle of Kings Mountain Monument
Battle of Kings Mountain Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
9. Battle of Kings Mountain Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,611 times since then and 166 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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