Sycamore Shoals

Visit to Sycamore Shoals State Historical Park, Elizabethton, TN. Includes references to the Overmountain Men's King's Mountain Campaign and Victory Trail.

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Saturday, November 19, 2005

Muster of the Overmountain Men

Muster of the Overmountain Men, September 25, 1780 Posted by Picasa

The men under the command of Colonels Campbell, Shelby, and Sevier gathered at Sycamore Shoals for the march to King's Mountain, SC. When the army reached the McDowell plantation at Quaker Meadows, present day Morganton, NC, additional North Carolina militia under Joseph Winston, Andrew Hampton, William Chronicle, and Joseph Hambright joined the Overmountain Men. Before reaching King's Mountain, the remaining troups from South Carolina and Georgia joined the ranks. These men were commanded by William Hill, Edward Lacey, and James Williams of South Carolina, William Candler with the small contingent from Georgia. Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail


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