Allen, Thomas B.
November 2010
Military History;Nov2010, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p34
The article focuses on the October 7, 1780 Battle of Kings Mountain during the American Revolution, in which a group of militiamen from the Carolinas, known as the Overmountain Men, successfully launched a pre-emptive assault against a Loyalist militia led by Major Patrick Ferguson. It observes that the Overmountain Men's charge was crucial in liberating the Southern colonies from British control, adding that after Ferguson's defeat, a Southern army led by Nathanael Greene drove the British general Charles Cornwallis from the Carolinas.


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