Orig. pub. Cincinnati 1881. Reprinted 1967, 1973, 1982. Print on Demand Edition 2011. xv, 17-612 pp., index + illus., maps. Item #35
The Battle of King's Mountain, October 7, 1780, turned the tide of the Revolution in the South, bringing to an end many months of British occupation in the Carolinas and Georgia. Draper's classic account of this important battle includes early background events, notes of the life of British commander Patrick Ferguson, other upcountry skirmishes and battles, and finally a lengthy account of the battle itself. To write this definitive history of the battle, Draper sought out and interviewed witnesses and relatives of witnesses, and collected original letters, accounts of the battle, and other primary documents. Biographical information on the leaders and officers make this a valuable book for genealogists as considerable genealogical data was gathered from the records of Virginia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia.