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


This file appears in: McDowell House at Quaker Meadows

pp. 397-398
On September 30, the separated parties of Overmountain militia proceeded toward their rendezvous along the Catawba River. . . . They arrived at the homes of Charles McDowell and Joseph McDowell that evening.

By then, the two militia groups had covered 31 miles and 23 miles that day, with each having covered 15 miles the day before, after leaving Cathey's Plantation. The men were in need of rest. Major Joseph McDowell welcomed them to this home at Quaker Meadows, encouraging the men to use his dry rail fencing as kindling for their cooking fires. Their spirits were lifted further upon the arrival of Colonel Benjamin Cleaveland and Major Joseph Winton in command of 350 men from Wilkes and Surry counties, including "Cleaveland's Bulldogs."

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


This file appears in: McDowell House at Quaker Meadows

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

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pp. 397-398
On September 30, the separated parties of Overmountain militia proceeded toward their rendezvous along the Catawba River. . . . They arrived at the homes of Charles McDowell and Joseph McDowell that evening.

By then, the two militia groups had covered 31 miles and 23 miles that day, with each having covered 15 miles the day before, after leaving Cathey's Plantation. The men were in need of rest. Major Joseph McDowell welcomed them to this home at Quaker Meadows, encouraging the men to use his dry rail fencing as kindling for their cooking fires. Their spirits were lifted further upon the arrival of Colonel Benjamin Cleaveland and Major Joseph Winton in command of 350 men from Wilkes and Surry counties, including "Cleaveland's Bulldogs."

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

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