Kings Mountain

Battle Rattle Podcast

Feb 17 2021 • 41 mins

On October 7, 1780, a band of American backwoodsmen slowly encircled British loyalists. The loyalists had the numbers, the training, and the high ground, but on this day the traditional rules of war would not work out for them. The entire force would disintegrate and force Lord Cornwallis to withdraw from his Southern campaign and escape to Yorktown, where he eventually surrendered to Washington, effectively ending the war. In terms of the battle’s relative importance, King's Mountain is arguably the most pivotal battle in the entire American Revolution, but it doesn't get the airtime other battles fought in the Northern theater of the war receive.