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

The Overmountain Men at Sycamore Shoals

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The 1,100 "Overmountain" men who gathered at Sycamore Shoals September 25th, 1780 had no single, established commander. They did have, however, a strong single purpose, to confront, and defeat, the hated British commander, Major Patrick Ferguson. The leadership of the gathering fell on the shoulders of four Colonels, Charles McDowell, John Sevier, Isaac Shelby, and William Campbell. Leadership was alternated during the 11-day march to King's Mountain, South Carolina, but the Senior Officer, William Campbell was in overall command during the actual Battle of King's Mountain.


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