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The Battle of Kings Mountain and the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

"Death of Major Ferguson at King's Mountain," Virtue & Yorston, 1863
Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University Library
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"Death of Major Ferguson at King's Mountain," Virtue & Yorston, 1863
John Slaughter, Superintendent of US Park Service's Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks group.
Credit SCETV/Original SC
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John Slaughter, Superintendent of US Park Service's Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks group.

The Battle of Kings Mountain was a military engagement between Patriot and Loyalist militias during the Southern Campaign of the American Revolutionary War, resulting in a decisive victory for the Patriots. The battle took place on October 7, 1780, in what is now rural Cherokee County, SC. The Patriot victory was one of several key battles in Carolina that turned the tide of the war against Great Britain.

John Slaughter, Group Superintendent, Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks, joins Walter Edgar to talk about Kings Mountain and about the importance of the Southern Campaign to the success of the American Revolution.

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Dr. Walter Edgar has two programs on South Carolina Public Radio: Walter Edgar's Journal, and South Carolina from A to Z. Dr. Edgar receivedhisA.B.degreefromDavidson College in 1965 and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1969. After two years in the army (including a tour of duty in Vietnam), he returned to USC as a post-doctoral fellow of the National Archives, assigned to the Papers of Henry Laurens.