Blacksburg in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Americans in Redcoats
these are the damned yelling boys!
Abraham DePeyster, New York loyalist officer
British war drums bellowed the alarm as 120 battle-hardened veterans in red took their places in line here they were the first to face the Whig woodsmen moving up through the trees below. Mounting bayonets as they had in countless drills before, they charged the riflemen.
British hopes to end the 6-year-long rebellion rested on Americans such as these. Leaders in London thought that a backbone of provincial soldiers could set the example, training Tory militia to march and fight properly. Together the Americans in redcoats and local loyalists might well reestablish Crown control in the South.
Ferguson's provincial regiments
King's American Regiment
Captain DePeyster -- New York
Loyal American Regiment
Major Main -- New York
New York Volunteers
Prince of Wales American Regiment
Sergeant Townsend -- Connecticut and New York
Erected by Kings Mountain National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 35° 8.398′ N, 81° 23.057′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, South Carolina Touch 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. The Battle of Kings Mountain Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Drive the Enemy (about 400 feet away); Col. Asbury Coward (about 500 feet away); Charging Cold Steel - Three Times (about 600 feet away); Presidential Recognition (about 600 feet away); President Hoover (about 600 feet away); Loyal Carolina Men (approx. 0.2 miles away); Caught in a Crossfire (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
More about this marker. The upper background of the marker is a photo of reenactors portraying the provincial regiments. In the lower right is a map showing the origin of these units.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 846 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on October 20, 2018, by Bruce Guthrie of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 13, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 7. submitted on August 22, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 8. submitted on September 13, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.