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Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

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After riding north all day September 27, 1780, from Tusckaseegee Ford, the patriot militiamen under colonels Thomas Sumter and William Graham reached Beattie’s Ford (also Baty, Beatty, and Beatie). There they received a reply to their earlier…

As colonels Sumter, Hill. Lacey and Graham marched toward Beattie’s Ford, they would have passed through the landscape similar to that of today’s Historic Latta Plantation, a circa 1800 cotton plantation (www.lattaplantation.org), and the nature…

These patriot militiamen under Sumter and Graham riding north toward Beattie’s Ford probably passed well to the east of the home of John Davidson at Rural Hill (www.ruralhill.net). John Davidson (1735-1832), came to the Carolina backcountry from…

On September 26, Colonel Sumter and the South Carolina militiamen reached Tuckaseegee Ford just 10 miles northwest of Charlotte Town where patriot Major William R. Davie and Major George Hanger of the British Legion were then engaged in the Battle of…

During September 1780, South Carolina militiamen mustering under Colonel Thomas Sumter were gathered on the east side of the Catawba River at Bigger’s Ferry as British General Lord Cornwallis was marching north toward Charlotte Town. This was…

At 201 Meeting Street, two blocks from Courthouse Square, the History Museum of Burke County presents the history of Burke County across several eras. One room is dedicated to the story of the Revolutionary War in the area.

The historic Burke County Courthouse on the old courthouse square presents memorials to several eras including the Revolutionary War era and the Overmountain men.

On the evening of September 29, 1780, the militiamen from Surry and Wilkes counties riding under Major Joseph Winston and Colonel Benjamin Cleveland camped at the site of Fort Crider (also Cryder and Grider.) They had ridden that day from their…

Listen to The Story Chapter 18 - Epilogue "When General Lord Cornwallis learned after a few days that Major Ferguson was dead and that all of the left flank of his advancing army had been killed or captured, Cornwallis retreated from Charlotte…

Listen to The Story Chapter 17 - The Aftermath "As Major Ferguson tried to ride his horse through the ever tightening circle of patriot militiamen, more than a few rifles fired at him and the major fell from his saddle, mortally wounded, the…

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