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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 and preventing them from raising a tell-tale cloud of dust as they approached.
As they reached the west end of the rise on which Ferguson was camped, the militiamen stopped and dismounted. They tied up their horses, leaving behind their blankets and their hunting frocks, and taking with them only what they would need in battle—their rifles, their powder, their shot, their tomahawks, and their hunting knives. The general command went out: 'Put fresh prime in your rifles, boys, and every man go into battle resolved to fight until he dies.' . . . ."
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