- By Walkertown Branch
- Posted Monday, September 18, 2017
Story from America's Fight for Independence Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 pm at Walkertown
Randell Jones presents “Death March of the Prisoners from Kings Mountain”. Award-winning author and storyteller will share a story from America's fight for independence.
The Battle of Kings Mountain on Oct. 7, 1780 was the “turning of the tide” in the American Revolution. Overmountain militiamen had 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. Afterward, these 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.
Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30 pm
Walkertown Branch Library
for driving directions.
2013 National History Award Medal, National Society, DAR.
Sponsored by the NC Humanities Council.
This public lecture is sponsored by the WalkertownAreaHistoricalSociety.org .
For more information about Randell Jones please visit his website at https://www.randelljones.com/.