Kings Mountain Battlefield
227 years latter on October 7, 2007
Photos and article by FastFred Ruddock
Several bikers among other interested citizens attended the 227th anniversary of the Battle at Kings Mountain. Backwoods militia reenactors such as Rick pictured below gave hands on history lessons in an entertaining manner. I met Mark a fellow ABATE member who brought his family to the park to observe this important day in American history.
Kings Mountain was the turning point in the American Revolution. The Overmountain Victory Trail Association marches the route each year. Ferguson wrote letters to the Overmountain men that only enraged them and pushed them to action against the British in general and Ferguson in particular. The battle last just over an hour; when it was over the patriots had lost but 28 men but the entire British force under Ferguson was killed or captured. Ferguson lies at the foot of the ridge under a pile of rocks. Rather than spoil the story I'll leave the rest for you to discover in person at the museum located at the Kings Mountain Battlefield.