Major Ferguson Falls

Major Ferguson Falls (HMBJS)

Location: Blacksburg, SC 29702 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 8.583', W 81° 22.763'

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The chaos of battle roared along this ridge top. Piercing the din of gunfire and wounded men's groans, Ferguson's silver whistle shrilled, rallying his Tories. Two horses were shot out from under him; Ferguson seemed to be everywhere at once.

While he was charging and slashing at the advancing Whigs, eight or nine rifle balls struck the major at the same time. His unusual "checkered duster" had made him an easy target. Ferguson fell from the saddle, his boot caught in the stirrup.

Fierce fighting continued as Captain Abraham DePeyster assumed command, but not for long. Minutes later, the King's men were laying down their arms as white flags fluttered here and there amid the swirling gunsmoke.
Placed ByKings Mountain National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 9:00pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 465440 N 3888972
Decimal Degrees35.14305000, -81.37938333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.583', W 81° 22.763'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 34.98" N, 81° 22' 45.78" W
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Area Code(s)864, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16 Battleground Dr, Blacksburg SC 29702, US
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