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Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

Stories tagged "Burke County": 6

Bedford Hill was the campsite of the backcountry militiamen on the nights of October 1 and 2. A heavy and persistent rain forced the men to stop their march toward Gilbert Town. These volunteers did not have a military discipline and they soon became…

Pilot Mountain was a prominent landmark adjacent to the South Mountains. A broad gap to its southeast provided passage between the Catawba River basin and the Broad River basin. The backcountry militiamen marched toward this area on October 1 when…

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