“I defy God Almighty and all the Rebels out of Hell to overcome me!”

Over the mountain men at the Battle of King’s Mountain

On this day, October 2, 1780, British Colonel Ferguson was only about fifteen or twenty miles from the American forces of McDowell, Shelby and Sevier. Anticipating an attack from them, he moved his command about four miles and lay on his arms all night long. The next day, he marched through Rutherford County, North Carolina, crossing a river at Camp’s Ford and then Sandy…

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