The Battle of Kings Mountain: First Link in a Chain

Presented by Melissa Walker.

In October 1780, backcountry men from North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia marched over the mountains to confront British commander Patrick Ferguson who had threatened to lay waste to their homes “with fire and sword.” British General Henry Clinton would call the remarkable Patriot victory at Kings Mountain the “first link of a chain” of disasters that led to the British defeat in the American Revolution.

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