Battle of King’s Mountain

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 30.—Colonels Campbell and Sevier have taken a great part of Cornwallis’ army, and a precious crew of Tories, at King’s Mountain.1 The battle took place on the 7th instant, and lasted more than an hour.2 The following is …

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Jefferson to His Excellency Gen Washington


Richmond, September 26, 1780. Sir, The enclosed copy of a letter from Lord Cornwallis to Colonel Balfour, was sent me by Governor Rutledge: lest you should not have seen it, I do myself the pleasure of transmitting it, with a letter from General Harrington to General Gates giving information of some late movements of the …

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