Justice Administered by a Hero of King’s Mountain

Colonel Benjamin Cleaveland

Colonel Benjamin Cleaveland lived and died in Wilkes county at a good old age. A speech impediment prevented him from entering public life yet he is remembered as the “hero of a hundred fights with the Tories.” Cleaveland enlisted into service as an Ensign in 1775 in the second regiment of troops and was conspicuously brave during the battles of Kings…

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