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A Guide to the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

A Guide to the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

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The story of the heroic efforts of the Overmountain Men of 1780 and the backcountry Patriots of the Carolina Piedmont on their way to defeat British Major Patrick Ferguson at Kings Mountain as told along the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail.

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A Guide to the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

The story of the heroic effort of the Overmountain Men of 1780 and the backcountry Patriots of the Carolina Piedmont on their way to defeat British Major Patrick Ferguson at Kings Mountain is told along the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. The Trail was designated a National Historic Trail in 1980, the first east of the Mississippi River.
 
This first-ever guide to the Overmountain Victory Trail leads heritage tourists along the 330 miles of the OVNHT lying in four states. With maps and photos and detailed driving directions, it helps visitors plan and experience an enjoyable excursion back in time to relive a heroic episode in America’s patriotic past. It also tells the story of the campaign to and the battle of Kings Mountain, providing arm-chair tourists an exceptional experience to relive the American Revolution in the South before they venture onto the landscape for more exploration.


The second edition (2016) includes the exciting, recently revealed history of how the South Carolina militiamen and the Lincoln County militiamen got to the battle. Although this story has been well-hidden for 235 years, it turns out they marched as far as anyone else did to get to a battle which was in their own backyard.


132 pages, 150 images plus a dozen maps, 7x10, trade paperback