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


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pp 390-391
Pressing on in the afternoon, they continued up Gap Creek crossing over to Little Doe River and then Doe River, marching upstream to reach the "Resting Place," . . . The men pastured the cattle and hobbled their horses, letting them graze in the grasses alongside the strong mountain stream. Adjacent to the river was a prominent rock overhang know since, if not before, as Shelving Rock. The men stored their gunpowder underneath the rock ledge to keep it dry during the mist and rain, which began to fall that night.

Knowing that the cattle had slowed the men's progress to this point and anticipating the steep climb over the Yellow Mountain the next day, the officers ordered the men to slaughter some of the beeves and to prepare rations for their trip. . . .

Copyright 2011, Randell Jones
Available www.danielboonefootsteps.com


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

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pp 390-391
Pressing on in the afternoon, they continued up Gap Creek crossing over to Little Doe River and then Doe River, marching upstream to reach the "Resting Place," . . . The men pastured the cattle and hobbled their horses, letting them graze in the grasses alongside the strong mountain stream. Adjacent to the river was a prominent rock overhang know since, if not before, as Shelving Rock. The men stored their gunpowder underneath the rock ledge to keep it dry during the mist and rain, which began to fall that night.

Knowing that the cattle had slowed the men's progress to this point and anticipating the steep climb over the Yellow Mountain the next day, the officers ordered the men to slaughter some of the beeves and to prepare rations for their trip. . . .

Copyright 2011, Randell Jones
Available www.danielboonefootsteps.com

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