Kings Mountain turned tide of American Revolution

This monument and placard mark the grave of Joseph Greer, a Tennessean who fought in the battle of Kings Mountain, then took the message about the victory to the Continental Congress. – SUBMITTED

October 7 is the 241st anniversary of the most important victory in Tennessee history.

During the Revolutionary War, a British commander named Patrick Ferguson led an army of British loyalists through South Carolina. Along the way, he sent a message to the Scotch-Irish settlers in present-day northeast Tennessee, telling them to lay down their arms or he would “lay waste to their country with fire and sword.”

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