Charging Cold Steel - Three Times

Charging Cold Steel - Three Times (HMBH0)

Location: Blacksburg, SC 29702 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 8.486', W 81° 23.088'

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Everyone knew Colonel Sevier's rugged frontiersmen for their long-rifle marksmanship-and their touchy eagerness for a brawl. But no experienced military man of that day expected men armed only with hunting weapons to be able to face and defeat real soldiers, trained to use the bayonet.

It had never happened-until Kings Mountain. Three times longhunters from eastern Tennessee charged up this mountainside. Once, then twice they were chased back down by Torie wielding 17-inch-long bayonets. Somehow Sevier's patriots found the courage to stop running, turn around, and go back up against that fearsome cold steel one last time.

Patriot militias face Crown-trained troops
Every man at Kings Mountin, Whig or Tory, knew that only six weeks ago, patriot militias had been overwhelmed in battle at Camden, South Carolina. There well-drilled Crown troops had used standard European tactics and cold steel to send the Whigs running for their lives.
HM NumberHMBH0
Placed ByKings Mountain National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 9:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 464946 N 3888795
Decimal Degrees35.14143333, -81.38480000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.486', W 81° 23.088'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 29.16" N, 81° 23' 5.28" W
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Area Code(s)864, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3317 Battleground Dr, Blacksburg SC 29702, US
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