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Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial

 
 
Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2010
1. Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker








Inscription.
To the memory of
Col. Patrick Ferguson
Seventy-First regiment.
Highland light Infantry.

Born in Aberdeenshire.
Scotland in 1744.
Killed October 7, 1780
in action at
King's Mountain
while in command of
the British Troops.

A soldier of military
distinction and Honor.

This memorial
is from the citizens of
The United States of America
in token of their appreciation
of the bonds of friendship and
peace between them and the
citizens of the British empire

Erected October 7, 1930

 
Erected 1930.
 
Location. 35° 8.562′ N, 81° 22.748′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, South Carolina, in 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 at or near this postal address: 1277 Park Road, Blacksburg SC 29702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. Ferguson Fell (within shouting distance of this marker); Major Ferguson Falls (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Frederick Hambright
Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 29, 2009
2. Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker















(within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant Colonel James Hawthorn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major Winston's (about 400 feet away); Major William Chronicle (about 400 feet away); King's Mountain (about 400 feet away); Local Boys & Spies (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Major Patrick Ferguson. 71st Foot, Inspector of Militia, 1744-80, The Scottish Enlightenment's Swashbuckling Hero. (Submitted on September 4, 2009.) 

2. Major Patrick Ferguson 1744-80, (The 70th Foot, 1768-80). (Submitted on September 4, 2009.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Pictures of the Dedication
I have submitted one of seven pictures my father took at the dedication of the Ferguson Memorial on October 7, 1930 by Herbert Hoover. Also have a picture of crowd sitting on hillside listening to Hoover, and pictures of other monument there.
He used on old Kodak brownie camera. I gave copies to Park rangers.
    — Submitted September 4, 2009,
Ferguson Memorial Detail Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2010
3. Ferguson Memorial Detail
This Coat of Arms appears on the top of the monument.
by Harold Floyd Robinson Sr. of Gastonia, North Carolina.

 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 29, 2009
4. Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker
Col. Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Harold Floyd Robinson Sr., October 7, 1930
5. Col. Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker
Taken by my father at Kings Mt. Battleground on Oct 7, 1930 during the dedication by Herbert Hoover.
Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Harold Floyd Robinson Sr., October 7, 1930
6. Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker
Taken at King's Mountain Battleground on Oct 7, 1930 during the dedication by Herbert Hoover.
Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Harold Floyd Robinson Sr., October 7, 1930
7. Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker
Many attended the Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial dedication by Herbert Hoover on Oct 7, 1930 at King's Mountain Battleground.
Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Harold Floyd Robinson Sr., October 7, 1930
8. Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker
Watching the dedication by Herbert Hoover on Oct 7, 1930.
Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Harold Floyd Robinson Sr, October 7, 1930
9. Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker
Concession stands at the dedication.
 
 
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