At the Battle of King’s Mountain men attacked the army from behind trees (Guerilla warfare).The British tried to surrender, but were offered no quarters due to the harsh treatment of the army to the citizens. This battle ended up being an American victory. It was also the turning point of the war because the British began to retreat from the Upcountry.
The Scotch-Irish and the Battle of Kings Mountain. So interesting! Don't mess with the mountain men! The kids loved traipsing all over this park - wondering where Ferguson fell and was dragged to. We found several monuments telling us. Too cool! Explored 7/18/2013.
King’s Mountain National Military Park, SC - "Thomas Jefferson called it 'The turn of the tide of success.' The battle of Kings Mountain, fought October 7th, 1780, was an important American victory during the Revolutionary War. The battle was the first major patriot victory to occur after the British invasion of Charleston, SC in May 1780. The park preserves the site of this important battle."
The Battle of Kings Mountain was a decisive battle between the Patriot and Loyalist militias in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War. The actual battle took place on October 7 1780, nine miles south of the present-day town of Kings Mountain, North Carolina in rural York County, South Carolina, where the Patriot militia defeated the Loyalist militia commanded by British Major Patrick Ferguson of the 71st Foot.
Battle of KM History: Only about 100 of Ferguson's men wore red coats, the other 900 or so were local Loyalist militia. The Patriots wore white paper in their hats, the Loyalists used a pine sprig in their hats. As the battle of Kings Mountain went on many Loyalists tore out their pine spring to switch sides.