Hometown America – Patriots

The Overmountain Men

On October 7, 1780, the battle between Major Ferguson’s British troops and the Overmountain Men took place at King’s Mountain, South Carolina. The Overmountain Men used silence and stealth as they ascended the ridge of King’s Mountain to surprise the enemy.

The battle lasted only an hour. Afterward, over 200 British soldiers lay dead, including Major Ferguson. Another 160 were wounded, and roughly 700 prisoners had been taken.

Yes, Patriots turned the tide of the revolutionary war, leading to the freedom that many take for granted today.