Local Boys & Spies

Local Boys & Spies (HMBGP)

Location: Blacksburg, SC 29702 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 8.637', W 81° 22.718'

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The patriots who formed battle lines at the foot of this hillside were local boys who knew Kings Mountain well. Some had used the large clearing atop the ridge as a deerhunters' camp.

Local men from the South Fork settlements had helped the Whig colonels scout out where the King's men had taken their stand. as 25-year-old Major William Chronicle ordered his militia to "Face the hill!," many a men knew he would have to face close Relatives or neighbors among the Tories they wold soon fight.

Colonel Hambright's militia
Major Chronicle's militia - Gaston County, North Carolina

Near here Whig scouts questioned a Tory girl who had just been up to Ferguson's campsite to deliver some chickens. From her, and from John Ponder, a 14-year-old local lad just captured with the major's last letter in hand, they learned a key fact. The British commander was wearing an unusual "checked hunting shirt" over his fine officer's redcoat.
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 4:14am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 465509 N 3889072
Decimal Degrees35.14395000, -81.37863333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.637', W 81° 22.718'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 38.22" N, 81° 22' 43.08" W
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Area Code(s)864, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1618-1656 Battleground Dr, Blacksburg SC 29702, US
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