Excerpt from "Before They Were Heroes at King's Mountain"


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Near the end of the battle Colonel Williams was shot. Thomas Young reported, "I heard a great noise & voices saying Col Williams is shot--I ran to him--his son Daniel had raised him up; they ran into a tent and got some water & washed his face so he could speak, The first words he spoke were, 'For God's sake, boys, don't give up the hill.' We now had the enemy huddled up on the top of the Mountain; they wheeled to fire a platoon over us, some of our men ran back, but I was too much fatigued to run. They fired but without effect." Young left Williams in the care of his son, and then, as he said, "returned to the field to avenge his fall."

Copyright 2011, Randell Jones
Available at www.danielboonefootsteps.com


This file appears in: Grave of Colonel James Williams

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Excerpt from "Before They Were Heroes at King's Mountain"

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Near the end of the battle Colonel Williams was shot. Thomas Young reported, "I heard a great noise & voices saying Col Williams is shot--I ran to him--his son Daniel had raised him up; they ran into a tent and got some water & washed his face so he could speak, The first words he spoke were, 'For God's sake, boys, don't give up the hill.' We now had the enemy huddled up on the top of the Mountain; they wheeled to fire a platoon over us, some of our men ran back, but I was too much fatigued to run. They fired but without effect." Young left Williams in the care of his son, and then, as he said, "returned to the field to avenge his fall."

Copyright 2011, Randell Jones
Available at www.danielboonefootsteps.com

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