At King's Mountain October 7, 1780 , Major Patrick Ferguson is killed attempting to lead his loyalist force in a breakout through the surrounding patriots. Ferguson's entire force was either captured or killed resulting in one of the most important patriot victories in the South.
Major Ferguson (the
only English regular on the field - the rest of his men were Tories
recruited from the Carolinas and Virginia) had sworn death and destruction
to all Patriots (and their families) living across the mountains. The
"Over the Mountain Men", from the wilderness of Tennessee,
Virginia, and North Carolina, took offense at this. They had a finely
honed sense of vengeance, and didn't fight fair.
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The story of the battle: http://www.tngenweb.org/revwar/kingsmountain.html
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