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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:13 am 
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http://www.history.army.mil/books/RevWa ... WC-KM1.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kings_Mountain
http://www.nps.gov/kimo
http://www.tcarden.com/tree/ensor/KingMt.html
http://www.ccncgov.com/battle_of_kings_mountain.htm

This was a true turning point in America's yearning for independence.
A relative fought there. I remember him.
Anyone interested can PM me for more detail. There are several orginazations out there that cellebrate this event.
If you are related to one of these men, you should hold them on high, and be proud.
It isn't often that Farmers rout Kings...


The only good book I know on the topic is
"The Road To Guilford Courthouse" sorry, don't have the ISBN handy as I loaned it to a relative.
But this book details the fact that the "Revolution" in the South, was actually America's first Civil War. It was truly a fight amongst brothers and cousins. There were very few actual Britts.
The brutallity should be a lesson to those who see American independence as some sort of pre-ordained thing.
It was a very hard-won fight.
jon


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