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King's Mountain and Its Heroes: History of the Battle of King's Mountain ...
Lyman Copeland Draper,Anthony Allaire
No preview available - 2015
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Page 139 - And there lay the rider, distorted and pale, With the dew on his brow, and the rust on his mail ; And the tents were all silent, the banners alone, The lances unlifted, the trumpet unblown.
Page 373 - But as the love of liberty, and attachment to the real interests and just rights of America outweigh every other consideration, we resolve that we will exert every power within us for the defense of American liberty, and for the support of her just rights and privileges; not in any precipitate, riotous or tumultuous manner, but when regularly called forth by the unanimous voice of our countrymen.
Page 539 - ... if they did not desist from their opposition to the British arms, and take protection under his standard, that he would march his army over the mountains, hang their leaders, and lay the country waste with fire and sword.
Page 161 - Holston, that if they did not desist from their opposition to the British arms, he would march his army over the mountains, hang their leaders, and lay their country waste with fire and sword.
Page 515 - ... the attack. The troops upon the right having gained the summit of the eminence, obliged the enemy to retreat along the top of the ridge to where Col.
Page 44 - We had not lain long when a rebel officer, remarkable by a hussar dress, passed towards our army, within a hundred yards of my right flank, not perceiving us. He was followed by another dressed in dark green and blue, mounted on a good bay horse, with a remarkable large high cocked hat.
Page 369 - It was the joyful annunciation of that turn of the tide of success which terminated the Revolutionary War with the seal of our independence.
Page 38 - The inhabitants from every quarter declare their allegiance to the king, and offer their services in arms. There are few men in South Carolina who are not either our prisoners or in arms with us.
Page 241 - When engaged you are not to wait for the word of command from me. I will show you by my example how to fight.