DescriptionThe Virginia militiamen, mustered under Colonel William Campbell, marched south from the Muster Grounds on Wolf Creek just west of Black's Fort toward the general muster at Sycamore Shoals. They followed their second in command, Major William Edmiston (Edmundson) while Campbell rode alone by another route to confer with Colonel Shelby.
On the first day, they passed by Pemberton Oak, a mustering point for militia under Captain John Pemberton of Shelby's command.
The oak stood proudly as the oldest living remnant of the Kings Mountain experience until August 2002 when the massive crown collapsed around its trunk. A plaque remains banded to the trunk. The Pemberton Oak is a certified site on the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail.