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 people of this land will perhaps never fully realize the debt of gratitude they owe these fearless Scots-Irishmen, who, in the hour of their country's despair, rose in their might like a whirlwind of fire and swept to destruction the bright hopes of subjugation, which animated the British Crown." Rev. J.H. Bryson, of Huntsville, AL, 20 Jun 1895. (Abt the Overmountain Men & Battle of Kings Mountain) Mountain Man by Larry Zach
Engraving depicting the death of British Major Patrick Ferguson at the Battle of Kings Mountain during the American Revolutionary War, October 7, 1780. [Published 1863, From the Anne S. K. Brown Collection at Brown University; Alonzo Chappel, 1828-1887 (artist; Charles Henry Jeens, 1827-1879 (engraver); Virtue & Yorston (publisher)]