I don’t know why the Revolutionary War in the Carolina backcountry fascinates me, but fascinate me it does, like no other place or period in history. I’m particularly mesmerized by the small but significant partisan battle that raged on King’s Mountain on this date in 1780.
Sadly, I won’t be celebrating at the battle site this year, but at least I can extend to you all my virtual best wishes and a hearty recommendation to visit King’s Mountain National Military Park for yourself. It’s a very distinctive battlefield on a small wooded ridge, in a lovely, rural area near the North Carolina-South Carolina line. The visitor center exhibit is fantastic, and Cowpens is a mere thirty-five miles away.
(The image of the Centennial Monument is from a website maintained by the NPS.)