Battle of Kings Mountain - King's Mountain Men - Virginia Historical Markers on Waymarking.com
Pharaoh Cobb, who fought in the battle of Kings Mountain, was the son of William Cobb who settled Rocky Mount in modern day Piney Flats in 1769. He is buried on the site of his plantation which is now the Davy Crockett Boy Scout camp near Whiteburg.
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.
Kings Mountain - "Thomas Jefferson called it “The turn of the tide of success.” October 7th, 1780 The battle was the first major patriot victory to occur after the British invasion of Charleston, SC in May 1780. It seems to me that a battle of such enormous significance should not be forgotten, yet few today have heard of Kings Mountain, let alone are aware of the significance attached to that name. I’m doing my best to keep its memory alive." (words of author, Beth Trissell) pic via…
Why It Matters–The Battle of Kings Mountain–Beth Trissel
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.