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Battle of Kings Mountain Seminar Part 1 and Part 2

June 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Battle of Kings Mountain Seminar Part 1 and Part 2 | Santa Elena

Battle of Kings Mountain Seminar Part 1 and Part 2 @ Santa Elena History Center | Beaufort | South Carolina | United States

Cost; $15.00

Instructor: Randell Jones 

Part 1 10:00-11:00

The Battle of Kings Mountain on Oct. 7, 1780 was the “turning of the tide” in the American Revolution, a conflict between Americans —Whig rebels from the backcountry against Loyalists trained as British forces. Major Patrick Ferguson’s arrogant threat stirred the passions of a people determined to live free. Overmountain militiamen marched over the Appalachians to join with men from South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia to help defeat Ferguson’s army atop Little King’s Mountain. Nearly a quarter of the patriots fighting were South Carolinians, who marched as far as anyone else to get to a battle that was in their own backyard. And they suffered, as well, two colonels squabbling about which was actually in command.

Part 2 11:30-12:30

After the battle of Kings Mountain the battle hardened patriots carried their wounded and marched 800 prisoners for three weeks across the North Carolina piedmont, past the ominous Tory Oak, to descend upon the Moravian farmers at Bethabara. For some loyalists, it was a chance to escape. For some patriots, a time for backcountry “justice.” And, for the good souls at Bethabara, it was a test of their endurance and goodwill in facing the demands on their humanitarian generosity.

Advanced registration through this website is strongly recommended.

Randell Jones is an author and storyteller. He is the author of In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone, winner of the 2006 Willie Parker Peace History Book Award, and the author of In the Footsteps of Davy Crockett. He produced On the Trail of Daniel Boone, the companion DVD. It received a 2006 Paul Green Multimedia Award from the NC Society of Historians. With his then-teenage daughter, he co-edited in 2004 Scoundrels, Rogues and Heroes of the Old North State by Dr. HG Jones (no relation). A second edition was released in 2007.

During four years of intensive research and writing from 2007 into 2011, Randell created Before They Were Heroes at King’s Mountain and A Guide to the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. He established Daniel Boone Footsteps to publish these two books. In 2012, he released Trailing Daniel Boone, the story of the DAR marking Daniel Boone’s Trail from 1912-1915. That book received a Kentucky History Award in 2012 from the Kentucky Historical Society. In 2013, he was recognized with the National History Award Medal from the Daughters of the American Revolution for his body of work. He received it in a ceremony in May 2014 attended by the President General.


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