Shelby's Fort marker Photo by Randell Jones


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The marker placed by the Volunteer Chapter, DAR, on October 7, 1927 reads:

Shelby's Fort
General Evan Shelby erected a fort here in 1771 that sheltered and protected pioneers and sent victorious forces the battle of Point Pleasant, Long Island Flats, and Chickamauga Towns.

Here was conceive by Shelby, Campbell, and Sevier, an expedition to Kings Mountain where the entire British force was killed or captured on Oct. 7, 1780.

"I remember well the deep and grateful impression made on the mind of everyone by that memorable victory. It was the joyful annunciation of that turn of the tide of success which terminated the Revolutionary War with the seal of our independence." - Thomas Jefferson

Erected by Volunteer Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Bristol, Tenn., Oct. 7, 1927


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Shelby's Fort marker

Photo by Randell Jones

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The marker placed by the Volunteer Chapter, DAR, on October 7, 1927 reads:

Shelby's Fort
General Evan Shelby erected a fort here in 1771 that sheltered and protected pioneers and sent victorious forces the battle of Point Pleasant, Long Island Flats, and Chickamauga Towns.

Here was conceive by Shelby, Campbell, and Sevier, an expedition to Kings Mountain where the entire British force was killed or captured on Oct. 7, 1780.

"I remember well the deep and grateful impression made on the mind of everyone by that memorable victory. It was the joyful annunciation of that turn of the tide of success which terminated the Revolutionary War with the seal of our independence." - Thomas Jefferson

Erected by Volunteer Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Bristol, Tenn., Oct. 7, 1927

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