Kings Mountain Battlefield
Photos and article by FastFred Ruddock
I took a side trip to the holiest of holy
sites in the United States along my way home from the NCOM
convention in Charlotte; I enjoyed a ride and chose not
to wear a DOT helmet. While the choice was not without risk
neither were the actions of the patriots at Kings Mountain.
The blood of patriots and tories stained this battlefield
and created our nation. One third of British army lead by
Cornwallis was destroyed at Kings Mountain. This set the
stage for the Battle
of Cowpens and together these two battles made victory
all but unavoidable for the American rebels. This battlefield
has a fine museum with many exhibits and a movie created
by the History Channel. Over 70,000 Americans gathered at
this site to give thanks in 1930 and President Hoover spoke
to the masses.
Wolves dug up and ate many of the tories left
in shallow graves. Many tories were not given quarter. However
the British previously failed to give quarter. Additionally
Ferguson made the mistake of threatening the mountain men
who in turn answered the patriots' call to arms. To get
the full story please visit this holy battlefield in person.