The Patriot Resource - American Revolution


British Colonel Patrick Ferguson
Patrick Ferguson Born: June 4, 1744; Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: October 7, 1780; King's Mountain, North Carolina

Battles: Monck's Corner, Siege of Charleston, King's Mountain



1744
June 4 - Patrick Ferguson is born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1759
July 12 - Patrick Ferguson joins the British Army at age 15.

1766
- Patrick Ferguson is in Paris, France.

1768
September 1 - Patrick Ferguson purchases a captaincy in the 70th Foot Regiment.

1774
- Patrick Ferguson returns to England due to illness.

1775
- Patrick Ferguson attends Light Infantry camp in Salisbury.

1776
- Patrick Ferguson develops a breech-loading rifle, which he demonstrates for King George III.
December 2 - Patrick Ferguson obtains a patent for his Ferguson Rifle.

1777
- Patrick Ferguson is sent to America in command of an experimental rifle company.
September 11 - Patrick Ferguson sees action at the Battle of Brandywine, Pennsylvania.

1778
October 4 - Patrick Ferguson commands at at Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey.

1779
- Patrick Ferguson is named the Commander of Stony Point.
October 26 - Patrick Ferguson is promoted to Major.

1780
April 14 - Patrick Ferguson commands at the Battle of Monck's Corner, South Carolina.
May 7 - Patrick Ferguson is present at the capture of Fort Moultrie, South Carolina.
May 22 - Patrick Ferguson appointed Inspector of Militia by Lt. General Henry Clinton.
August 8 - Patrick Ferguson skirmishes with Elijah Clarke at Cedar Springs, South Carolina.
September 7 - Patrick Ferguson establishes a base of operation at Gilbert Town, North Carolina.
September 10 - Patrick Ferguson withdraws south in pursuit of Elijah Clarke.
September 20 - Patrick Ferguson returns to Gilbert Town, North Carolina.
September 27 - Patrick Ferguson retreats after learning of an approaching Patriot militia force.
October 1 - Patrick Ferguson sends a request for 300-400 reinforcements to "finish this business."
October 6 - Patrick Ferguson chooses to make his stand on the high ground of King's Mountain.
October 7 - Patrick Ferguson is killed at the Battle of King's Mountain, South Carolina.








Related Items Available at eBay - Scroll for additional items



PatriotResource.com original content and design Copyright © 1999-2014; Scott Cummings, All Rights Reserved. Privacy Statement