How Did Mary Patton Contribute To The Battle Of King's Mountain

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Mary Patton and the Battle of King’s Mountain
The American Revolution was a war that greatly changed America in several ways. Mary Patton was one of the numerous people that helped with the American Revolution. She made and supplied gun powder to the Continentalists. The British invaded the South, which little did they know, they would soon be demolished. The Battle of King’s Mountain was definitely the turning point of the American Revolution. The American Revolution soon began after the issue of taxation without representation. There were many men in the militia that helped all over the region. For example, there were 400 men in the Virginia militia with Col. William Campbell, 240 men from Sullivan County, Tennessee with Col. Isaac Shelby,
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Their militia had sailed and ported to the New England area of America and began battles there. There were many reasons for this war. For example, The Stamp Act, the Riot in New York, and Taxation without Representation are some examples (Alderman 4). The British fought in the North and swiftly made their way South. The Contentials followed and assisted where they needed to be. Both sides trekked through rough country to face enemy lines. There were frequent battles before the Battle of King’s Mountain. The Northern Militia moved South and the Southern Militia moved north to meet with one …show more content…
Colonel Campbell’s men were the first to charge up the hill and engage the Rangers (Alderman 36). The mountain was rough, but still they took charge. Campbell’s shouted appeal was, “Boys remember your liberty, come on, do it my brave fellows, another gun, another gun will do it.” When Shelby’s men approached the bottom of the hill, he yelled, “Now boys, quickly reload your rifles and let’s advance upon them and give them another hell of a fire.” More and more troops continued to take down the British. “The human slaughter was tremendous. The dead and wounded covered the mountain on the slopes and on the flat” (Alderman 38). Ferguson soon realized that he had pretty much lost, but he did not surrender yet. He broke his way through enemy lines; slashing his sword at whoever was in his way. Ferguson and two fellow officers were shot down by the creek. “Most historians have credited Robert Young with the deed. Regardless, the bullet that felled Ferguson soon brought the battle to an end” (Alderman 38). Captain Abraham De Peyster took charge of the British force after Ferguson died. Captain De Peyster continued to fight on, but he hopelessly realized there was not much more he and his troops could do, so he surrendered. A near tragedy occurred soon after the British surrendered. Tories, followers of King George III, grabbed their guns and fired at the patriots. The aftermath was very confusing

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