Blacksburg in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
George Hanger, British Officer formerly attached to Ferguson's Provincial corps
Many British leaders, like Major Hanger, had little hesitation in voicing low opinions of the pioneers who lived on the farthest edges of the Empire. As the first shots rang out, the woods to your were filled with 160 such men, who had indeed traveled more than 200 miles of roadless wilderness to oppose the King.
Leaving their hard-ridden horses tied a mile from Kings Mountain, rough riflemen rushed along the slope take up their assigned place here. Their job-to block the Tories should they try to escape to rejoin Lord Cornwallis.
Erected by Kings Mountain National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 35° 8.488′ N, 81° 22.64′ 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. Liberty! (here, next to this marker); God Save the King! (a few steps from this marker); Americans Vanquished (within shouting distance of this marker); Americans Victors (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Two Parks, One Mountain (about 400 feet away); Kings Mountain Battlefild Trail (about 400 feet away); Fighting in a Forest Primeval (about 500 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 a militia men from Western North Carolina. In the lower right is a map of the battle showing the location where McDowell's Militia fought.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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