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

Americans Vanquished

 
 
Americans Vanquished Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 19, 2009
1. Americans Vanquished Marker
Inscription. In these woods, dazed Tories hurriedly buried their fallen comrades, using only logs and rocks. Dr.Uzal Johnson of the New Jersey provincials spent the night with the several hundred men with wounds, tending friend and foe alike. At dawn, a long line of prisoners stumbled away under guard.

In a few weeks, some would be paroled. Many would escape and return to the King's ranks. A few, judged notorious plunderers, would be hanged. And none would see themselves or the King's cause as they had before Kings Mountain.

Nor would their leaders in London.
Tories After the War
As the war ended in 1783, each loyalist American had to make a decision. Many, like Abraham DePeyster, left to resettle in New Brunswick, Canada. His family lost all their properties in New York.

Other Tories, like the 23-year-old Dr. Johnson, chose to return home and resume their lives among their neighbors under a new government.
 
Erected by Kings Mountain National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 35° 8.48′ N, 81° 22.669′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, South Carolina, in York County. Marker can be reached from Kings Mountain Park Road, on the right when
Tory Abraham DePeyster Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 29, 2009
2. Tory Abraham DePeyster
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 Victors (within shouting distance of this marker); Carolina Backwoodsmen (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty! (within shouting distance of this marker); God Save the King! (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Parks, One Mountain (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kings Mountain Battlefild Trail (about 500 feet away); Fighting in a Forest Primeval (about 600 feet away); Major Winston's (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 Tory soldiers surrendering at Kings Mountain. In the lower right is a portrait of Abraham DePeyster.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Americans Vanquished Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brandon Fletcher, April 4, 2014
3. Americans Vanquished Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 695 times since then and 41 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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