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Battle of King's Mountain
Battle of Kings Mountain

The battle had lasted a little over an hour and not a single man of Ferguson's force escaped. Though the numbers of casualities reported varies from source to source, some of the most commonly reported figures are that 225 Loyalists had been killed, 163 wounded and 716 were captured, while only 28 Patriots were killed, including Colonel James Williams, and 68 wounded. When Lt. General Charles Cornwallis learned of Major Patrick Ferguson's defeat, he retreated from Charlotte, North Carolina back to Winnsborough, South Carolina.

3. Buchanan, John; The Road to Guilford Courthouse
4. Morrill, Dr. Dan; Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution
Picture: Death of Patrick Ferguson at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse; Alonso Chappel engraving

Topic Last Updated: 6/4/2001

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