Americans in Redcoats

Americans in Redcoats (HMBHF)

Location: Blacksburg, SC 29702 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 8.398', W 81° 23.057'

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These things are ominous -
these are the damned yelling boys!

Abraham DePeyster, New York loyalist officer

British war drums bellowed the alarm as 120 battle-hardened veterans in red took their places in line here they were the first to face the Whig woodsmen moving up through the trees below. Mounting bayonets as they had in countless drills before, they charged the riflemen.

British hopes to end the 6-year-long rebellion rested on Americans such as these. Leaders in London thought that a backbone of provincial soldiers could set the example, training Tory militia to march and fight properly. Together the Americans in redcoats and local loyalists might well reestablish Crown control in the South.

Furguson's provincial regiments

King's American Regiment
Captain DePeyster -New York

Loyal American Regiment
Major Main - New York

New York Volunteers
Captain Ryerson

Prince of Wales American Regiment
Sergeant Townsend - Connecticut and New York
Placed ByKings Mountain National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 2:08am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 464993 N 3888632
Decimal Degrees35.13996667, -81.38428333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.398', W 81° 23.057'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 23.88" N, 81° 23' 3.42" W
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Area Code(s)864, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2601-2629 Battleground Dr, Blacksburg SC 29702, US
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