- The Battle of Kings Mountain was on October 7, 1780, 9 miles south of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, near Blacksburg, South Carolina. It was against the Patriots, who were for America's freedom and the Loyalists, who wanted the British to continue ruling us. The Patriots had about 7 commanders and the Loyalist had a British commander named Patrick Feurgson. Patrick Feurgson died during the war. In the end, with over 1,000 men on each side, the Patriots won ! Most of the Loyalists either died, captured, or were injured. This was a huge accomplishment for our country! :)
There are several publications and lists of participants at Kings Mountain on both sides. The following roster of soldiers under American command is derived in part on Carden 2006, primarily because it is available electonicially. Carden, however, does not distinguish between persons for whom specific records exist confirming their participation in the battle, and those whose participation is known (or believed) based on family stories. Many of the individuals listed by Carden lack primary documentation to support their participation in the battle. In addition, a good many individuals who are known (based on primary sources) to have participated in the battle, are not included in Carden's listing. It is our intent to gradually fill in this list with additional participants known from other sources, such as documented by Moss, 1960. Eventually two lists are planned: the first list will include those for whom primary documentation shows their participation in the battle, the second list will show those whose family histories and secondary documentation suggests their participation.
Moss, 1990 "The Patriots at Kings Mountain" is highly useful for identifying Patriots who participated in the Battle of Kings Mountain because it seeks to document participation based on primary sources. Not all who are sometimes said to have participated actually did so, (or rather can be shown to have done so based on sources such as used by Moss). Evidence of service at Kings Mountain is often based on land records, and warrants issued for such service, as well as pension applications. In some cases the partiipants may not have survived the war long enough to claim such service, and so may be missed in some rosters.
YOB-YOD dates were initially derived from Moss, 1990, though they will be supplemented and revised as the ocassion arises. Documentation for the revisions should be included (eventually) in the person articles.
Rank is listed preferentially at time of battle, but in some cases, it is the highest rank known to have been held. Keys: (K)-killed, (W)--wounded
|Robert Abernathy (?-?)|
|John Adair (?-?)|
|John Adams (?-?)|
* Said to have fought as King's Mt. Ref: White: KMM:192 (Rev. War Soldiers who are buried in TN page 90)