Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain in South Carolina where in 1780 during the Revolutionary War patriot militias defeated those loyal to the British crown. It was a battle that marked the turning point in the war for American Independence. Thomas Jefferson called the battle "the turn of the tide of success." The battle started at 3 pm and lasted 65 minutes. The battle was fought entirely between Americans and no British soldiers fought at Kings Mountain. Twenty-eight Patriots were killed. The militias loyal to the British lost 225 and 716 were captured. Please enjoy the slideshow of photos below from the Kings Mountain battle sight.
Michael E. Palmer is a writer and photographer based in Alabama.
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