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

Americans Victors

 
 
Americans Victors Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 29, 2009
1. Americans Victors Marker
Inscription. Imagine hundreds of men, dressed more or less alike, heart still pounding from the fever of battle, milling around this hillside as the sun sets. Whigs and Tories both sleep on wet, cold ground, amid the groans of wounded and dying men.

The rebel colonels decide to leave here the next morning, for they know that Cornwallis is not that far away. Messengers ride out to carry word of victory to George Washington. Three weeks later, the good news finally reaches Philadelphia.

By then, all these patriot regiments, like evening mists, have completely disappeared into the endless Southern forests. Yet, for these men-and for the patriot cause-after Kings Mountain, nothing would ever be the same.

Whigs After the War
The battle on Kings Mountain blessed Whig John Sevier with fame and political good fortune for the rest of his life. Six time he was elected governor of Tennessee. John Sevier also served in the United States Congress.

Many other Whig leaders, such as Shelby, Cleveland, and Winston, enjoyed long success in frontier politics.
 
Erected by Kings Mountain National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 35° 8.478′ N, 81° 22.698′ 
Whig John Sevier Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 29, 2009
2. Whig John Sevier
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 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. Americans Vanquished (within shouting distance of this marker); Carolina Backwoodsmen (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liberty! (about 300 feet away); God Save the King! (about 300 feet away); Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial (about 600 feet away); Major Winston's (about 600 feet away); Fighting in a Forest Primeval (about 600 feet away); Kings Mountain Battlefild Trail (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
More about this marker. The background of the marker is a depiction of American soldiers moving through the woods after the victory. In the lower right is a portrait of John Sevier.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Americans Victors Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brandon Fletcher, April 4, 2014
3. Americans Victors Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 660 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   3. 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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