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


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p. 486

Shelby wrote, " The trial was concluded late at night. The execution of the law was as summary as the trial." The Patriots marched the 32 men out to a sturdy oak and dropped three ropes over a limb. With pine-knot torches casting a low amber light into the darkness, they surrounded the condemned prisoners four deep. Draper wrote, "They were swung off three at a time and left suspended at the place of execution." One of the Georgians, Captain Paddy Carr, a rather stern and unpleasant fellow but a good soldier, pointed to the dangling victims and declared, "Would to God every tree in the wilderness bore such fruit as that."

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


This file appears in: Biggerstaff's Old Fields

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

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p. 486

Shelby wrote, " The trial was concluded late at night. The execution of the law was as summary as the trial." The Patriots marched the 32 men out to a sturdy oak and dropped three ropes over a limb. With pine-knot torches casting a low amber light into the darkness, they surrounded the condemned prisoners four deep. Draper wrote, "They were swung off three at a time and left suspended at the place of execution." One of the Georgians, Captain Paddy Carr, a rather stern and unpleasant fellow but a good soldier, pointed to the dangling victims and declared, "Would to God every tree in the wilderness bore such fruit as that."

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

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