Battle of Kings Mountain

By: Daniel Bruce

Introduction

The battle of Kings Mountain was one of the only battles that the historians didn't know exactly where the battle took place. Do you know about the America's and the British generals, well now you are going to tell you about them. Do you know any thing to what happened that lead up to the battle of Kings Mountain? Hey! Do any of you know what went on in the battle? The battle of Kings Mountain wasn't talked about in school classrooms.

GENERALS

Did you know that General William Campbell and Patrick Ferguson played an important part in the Revolutionary War. Patrick Ferguson was born on June 4, 1774. When he was born he was the second son of James Ferguson of Pitfour. Also, he was born in the city of Edinburgh, Scottland. When he began his military career he was in his teens and he was in formed by his uncle James Murrey. William Campbell was born in 1745, but he became a general because his dad was a general. When he was a kid he moved from California to South Carolina. Now you know about generals Patrick ferguson and William Campbell and how they played a good part in the war.

Leading Up To The Battle and the Materials

Do you Know what lead up to the battle of Kings Mountain and what materials were used in the battle. First, I'm going to tell you about what lead up to the war, then the materials used in the war. The war lead when the British sent a threatening letter to the Americans and they got mad. During the war the Americans used muskets and hunting gear. The British used muskets and armor. Now you know what lead up to the war and the materials used in the battle.

Fighting During The Battle

Do you want to know about what went on during the battle of Kings Mountain? Also how many soldiers in the battle? First, it was fought between North and South Carolina. The Americans won the battle. The British had 1,200 soldiers total, there were 290 men killed, 160 men wounded, and finally 668 men captured. There was 900 men on the Americans side, 29 men were killed, 58 wounded, and finally 0 were captured. Now you know about what went on during the battle of Kings Mountain.

Conclusion

After all there has been confusion on where the battle of Kings Mountain took place. So I told you where it took place in my three paragraphs above. As shown above there were some things that you didn't know about the generals so I told you in a paragraph. Now you know all about what lead up to the battle and what materials were used in the battle. Now you know what went on during the battle of Kings Mountain. In conclusion the battle of Kings Mountain wasn't talked about that much in classrooms. But it was one of the important battles in the Revolutionary War.

Glossary

  • Historians: a person who writes about history
  • Won: past and past participle of win
  • Wounded: injured by a weapon
  • Muskets: a type of gun before the invention of the rifle

Sources

  • Worldbookonline.com
  • Power library
  • History.com
  • Nkclifton.com
  • Ncpedia.org
  • Revolutionarywarchives.org
  • Wiki