Kings Mountain National Military Park Travel Guide

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  • northern approach to the ridge

    from this point patriot militiamen scaled this hill firing from tree to tree. the patriots used the forest for cover while they reloaded their weapons. ferguson's troops had better training and weapons than the patriots but the patriots knew the area and used the wooded terrian to their advantage.

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  • kings mountain legacy

    after the revoluntionary war a number of veterans of the battle of kings mountain became influencial members of the government of the newly formed united states of america. two notable examples are john sevier and isaac shelby.john sevier was the commander of the overmountain men at the battle of kings mountain. after the war he was the governor of...

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  • hawthorn monument

    pictured is a monument to lt. colonel james hawthorn, the patriot commander of the york county troops.

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  • coward monument

    pictured is the colonel ashburn coward monument. colonel coward was a patriot militia commander in the battle of kings mountain.

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  • southern approach

    pictured is the southern approach to the ridge at kings mountain. patriot militiamen scaled the ridge from the south while patriots fought the loyalists from the north. since the ridge was attacked from two directions the loyalists had no chance of escape.

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  • chronicle memorial

    pictured is a memorial to patriot major william chronicle who lost his life during the battle of kings mountain.

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  • hoover monument

    pictured is the site of the 150 th anniversary of the battle of kings mountain. on october 7 th 1930 president herbert hoover gave a speech here to over 70,000 attendees.

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  • ferguson memorial

    pictured is a memorial to british major patrick ferguson. ferguson was the commander of loyalist forces at kings mountain. the death of fergusson was a patriot turning point during the battle of kings mountain.

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  • chronicle, mattocks, rabb, boyd monument

    pictured is a monument to patriot soldiers william chronicle, john mattocks, william rabb, and john boyd. this monument is on the site of the death of british major patrick ferguson. the death of ferguson was a patriot turning point during the battle of kings mountain.

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