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Kings Mountain and its Heroes: History of…

Kings Mountain and its Heroes: History of the Battle of Kings Mountain,… (edition 2005)

by Lyman C. Draper (Author)

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Title:Kings Mountain and its Heroes: History of the Battle of Kings Mountain, October 7, 1780
Authors:Lyman C. Draper (Author)
Info:Heritage Books (2005), 636 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:HOB, Kings Mountain NP

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King's Mountain and Its Heroes by Lyman C. Draper



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Nearly every book on the battle of Kings Mountain written is based on the exhaustive research by Lyman Draper in the 1870s. Draper's research papers are now available on microfilm and included much unpublished information about Ferguson's invasion of western North Carolina by his Loyalist troops and Tory militia, and how the militia's of several counties along the frontier organized, overcame significant problems of logistics, leadership and intelligence to track down and defeat an equal sized army that held the high ground on Kings Mountain. Other than condensing the data and making the language more 20th century, not other book as done as much justice for documenting this battle. ( )
  jepley38 | Aug 10, 2011 |
i used a 1996 printing
  EvieN | May 23, 2011 |
This book is a wonderful example of a well-researched historical monograph. Much of what Draper recorded was based on oral tradition which would have otherwise been lost had he not undertaken his work. It thus will always remain the essential source for this very important battle.
  platodurham | Aug 2, 2008 |
Major reference work covering the Battle of Kings Mountain and the events which led to it. This work is often cited by others. ( )
  Devildogsmith | Jun 27, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0806300973, Hardcover)

A classic work, by an eminent historian, it is based on material gathered over a forty-year period from survivors of the engagement, their descendants, contemporary narratives, and original documents. It contains extensive sketches, notices, and biographies of the leading figures, including considerable genealogical data.

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