Wayside exhibit: A Patriot Army Grows Photo by Randell Jones


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A Patriot Army Grows
(Summary)
On September 30, 1780, about one thousand militiamen from the Overmountain region (today's northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia) gathered at Quaker Meadows with 350 militiamen from Surry and Wilkes counties, North Carolina. The officers met beneath the Council Oak to discuss plans for pursuing British Major Patrick Ferguson and his loyalist army. Quaker Meadows was the home of Colonel Charles McDowell, commander of the Burke County Militia, and his brother Major Joseph McDowell.


This file appears in: McDowell House at Quaker Meadows

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Wayside exhibit: A Patriot Army Grows

Photo by Randell Jones

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A Patriot Army Grows
(Summary)
On September 30, 1780, about one thousand militiamen from the Overmountain region (today's northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia) gathered at Quaker Meadows with 350 militiamen from Surry and Wilkes counties, North Carolina. The officers met beneath the Council Oak to discuss plans for pursuing British Major Patrick Ferguson and his loyalist army. Quaker Meadows was the home of Colonel Charles McDowell, commander of the Burke County Militia, and his brother Major Joseph McDowell.

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This file appears in: McDowell House at Quaker Meadows