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Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial

 
 
Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker image. 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. Located along a 1.5 mile walking trail around the Kings Mountain Battlefield. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1277 Park Road, Blacksburg SC 29702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 29, 2009
2. Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker















(within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Frederick Hambright (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). Touch for a list and map 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
Ferguson Memorial Detail image. 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.
copies to Park rangers.
    — Submitted September 4, 2009, by Harold Floyd Robinson Sr. of Gastonia, North Carolina.

 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 29, 2009
4. Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker
Col. Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker image. 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 image. 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 image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, May 28, 2019
7. Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial
Viewing east towards marker. Note: Fresh asphalt trail in front of marker.
Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Harold Floyd Robinson Sr., October 7, 1930
8. 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 image. Click for full size.
By Harold Floyd Robinson Sr., October 7, 1930
9. Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker
Watching the dedication by Herbert Hoover on Oct 7, 1930.
Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Harold Floyd Robinson Sr, October 7, 1930
10. Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial Marker
Concession stands at the dedication.
Official First Day of Issue of Battle of Kings Mountain 10¢ Postcard. image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, September 2, 2019
11. Official First Day of Issue of Battle of Kings Mountain 10¢ Postcard.
Postcard has a preprinted with a stamp by the USPS which features the "Battle of Kings Mountain." Postcard has an image by Artcraft in which "Tories' leader, Major Patrick Ferguson, was fatally shot charging the rebel lines." Postcard was postmark on October 7, 1980 at Kings Mountain, North Carolina with the Zip Code of 28086
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,829 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 22, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   3. submitted on August 22, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   5. submitted on August 27, 2009, by Harold Floyd Robinson Sr. of Gastonia, North Carolina.   6. submitted on September 10, 2009, by Harold Floyd Robinson Sr. of Gastonia, North Carolina.   7. submitted on September 3, 2019.   8, 9, 10. submitted on September 10, 2009, by Harold Floyd Robinson Sr. of Gastonia, North Carolina.   11. submitted on September 3, 2019. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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