North Cove

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The divided force of Overmountain militia men led by colonels Shelby and Sevier camped on the evening of September 29, 1780, in an area known as North Cove. It is in the valley of the North Fork of the Catawba River near the mouth of Hunnycut's Creek (also Honeycutt's). This site is not a marked site along the OVNHT.

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North Cove

Photo by Randell Jones

The Overmountain militia under Shelby and Sevier pastured their horses in a meadow near the mouth of Hunnycutt's Creek in the valley of the North Fork of the Catawba River. [View Additional File Details]

"The Backwater Men" by Richard Luce

Major Patrick Ferguson referred to the Backcountry patriots at "backwater men." These men coming over the mountains descended the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge, dividing into two groups so they could thwart any attempt Ferguson might make to come up one path while they went down the other. The groups camped the night of Sept. 29 at North Cove and at Turkey Cove, both along the North Fork Catawba valley. | Creator: Randell Jones, A Guide to the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail [View Additional File Details]

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Randell Jones, A Guide to the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, “North Cove,” Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, accessed September 24, 2017, http:/​/​bythewaywebf.​webfactional.​com/​omvt/​items/​show/​28.​
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