Land of the Brave

Battle of King's Mountain

Major General Benjamin Lincoln

Major General Benjamin Lincoln

Battle of King's Mountain

Battle of King's Mountain Definition: The Battle of King's Mountain was a military conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in North America during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). The year and date that the Battle of King's Mountain took place on Saturday, October 07, 1780.

The battlefield in which the British and American Forces fought during the Battle of King's Mountain was located in Near Blackburn, South Carolina and King's Mountain, North Carolina. The Battle of King's Mountain ended in victory for the American colonists. 

Overview and Summary of the Battle of King's Mountain
Following the defeat of General Benjamin Lincoln at the Siege of Charleston in May and the defeat of General Horatio Gates at Camden, the British commander, Charles Cornwallis, appeared to have a clear path all the way to Virginia and that American resistance was at an end. In September, General Cornwallis invaded North Carolina and ordered Major Patrick Ferguson to lead an expedition to the settlements on the lower slopes of the Alleghany Mountains to get recruits, as there were many loyalists in the region. Ferguson provoked the Mountain Men living in the area by using threats rather than persuasion. Suddenly from the mountains and from the settlements in Tennessee rode a body of armed frontiersmen who had been joined by Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina militia. They found the British soldiers encamped on the top of King's Mountain. In about an hour they had killed or captured every British soldier in the ensuing battle, forcing General Cornwallis to retreat from Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Importance and Significance of the Battle of King's Mountain
Significance of the Battle of King's Mountain: The significance of the conflict was that it became evident to the British that the American colonists in the South would not back the British.

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