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Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

Stories by author "Randell Jones with The Forget-Me-Nots": 17

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…

Listen to The Story Chapter 16 - The Battle of Kings Mountain "William Campbell and the Patriot militiamen rode on, getting closer to Little King’s Mountain. The rain had worked to their advantage, dampening the sound of the horses’ hooves…

Listen to The Story Chapter 15 - Ferguson's Camp "The militiamen, rain-soaked and weary, and riding all night from The Cowpens, reached the Broad River near dawn. Suspecting a possible ambush on the other side, they rode downstream to cross at…

Listen to The Story Chapter 14 - The Night Before "Discovering his fellow South Carolina militiamen at The Cowpens, scout Joseph Kerr revealed to the officers that Ferguson was headed toward Charlotte Town on a road by way of King’s Mountain.…

Listen to The Story Chapter 13 - Word Arrives at The Cowpens "On the evening of October 6, the separate militia groups—the backcountry patriots and the South Carolina militiamen—arrived at The Cowpens near sunset. They were joined by some 80…

Listen to The Story Chapter 12 - Riding to The Cowpens "With good fortune, before dawn on October 6, South Carolina militia Colonel Edward Lacey came upon the Patriot militia’s sentry. These Overmountain and Yadkin valley militia officers did…

Listen to The Story Chapter 11 - Ford at Green River "As the patriot militiamen considered their loss of Ferguson’s trail, some 20 miles northeast of the ford at Green River, 270 South Carolina militiamen under colonels William Hill and Edward…

Listen to The Story Chapter 10 - Gilbert Town "On the morning of October 3, as the patriot militiamen prepared from their rain-soaked camp at Bedford Hill to march toward Gilbert Town, colonels Benjamin Cleveland and Isaac Shelby addressed the…

Listen to The Story Chapter 9 - Bedford Hill "The 1400 patriot militiamen marched out of Quaker Meadows on October 1, heading south for Pilot Mountain, a distinctive rise on the horizon separated from the South Mountains. Beyond it they would…

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