Historical Statements Concerning
The Battle Of Kings Mountain
Army War College, Historical Section, 1928

Excerpted from "70th Congress, 1st Session House Document No. 328, Historical Statements Concerning The Battle Of Kings Mountain And The Battle Of The Cowpens, South Carolina," United States Government Printing Office, Washington, 1928, published in response to House Resolution No. 230, "That the historical statements concerning the Battle of the Cowpens, South Carolina, of January 17, 1781, and the Battle of Kings Mountain, South Carolina, October 7, 1780, be prepared by the Historical Section of the Army War College, and be printed, with illustrations, as a document."

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Sparks, 1835: The Writings of George Washington.

Ford, 1891: The Writings of George Washington.

1780-81: Journals of the Continental Congress.

Sparks, 1853: Correspondence of the American Revolution. Letters to Washington.

Stevens, 1888: Clinton-Cornwallis Controversy Growing out of the Campaign in Virginia. A reprint of six pamphlets, with other matter added.

Cornwallis, 1783: An answer by Cornwallis to certain parts of Narrative by Clinton.

Clinton, 1783: Observations by Clinton on certain parts of Cornwallis's Answer.

Ross, 1859: Correspondence of Cornwallis.

Tarleton, 1787: History of the Campaign of 1780 and 1781, in the Southern Provinces of North America.

Mackenzie, 1787: Strictures on Tarleton's History.

Almon, 1780-81: The Remembrancer.

Houghed, 1867: The Siege of Charleston by the British Fleet and Army.

Draper, 1881: King's Mountain and its Heroes. The appendix publishes the following source material: Allaire's Diary; letters from officers of the Provincial Corps; letter, Williams to Gates; letter, Davidson to Sumner; letter, Gates to Jefferson; letter, Shelby to Shelby; letter, Shelby to Arthur Campbell; letter, Campbell to Campbell; letter, Shelby to Sevier; official report; Washington's general order; Campbell's general orders; vote of thanks, Virginia Legislature; vote of thanks, Virginia Senate; Diary of Ensign Robert Campbell; account of battle by Ensign Robert Campbell; Shelby's statements to Hardin in 1815-1819; Shelby's 1823 statement.

Vance, narrative: Pamphlets on the Revolutionary War.

MAPS: United States Geological Survey—Kings Mountain quadrangle; Gaffney quadrangle; Roan Mountain quadrangle; Mount Mitchell quadrangle; Morganton quadrangle; State of Tennessee; State of North Carolina; State of South Carolina. Price and Strother—North Carolina, 1808. Mills Atlas, 1825. BOOKS and PAMPHLETS READ

Draper, 1881: Kings Mountain and Its Heroes. Collection of material for this history covered a period of 40 years. The book contains much source material of varying worth.

Lossing, 1860: Pictorial Field Book of the Revolution.

Carrington, 1876: Battles of the American Revolution.

Landrum, 1897: Colonial and Revolutionary History of Upper South Carolina.

Ramsay, 1789: The History of the American Revolution.

Ramsay, 1809: The History of South Carolina.

Ramsay, 1853: Annals of Tennessee.

Stedman, 1794: The History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American War.

Simms, 1860: The History of South Carolina.

Wilkin, 1914: Some British Soldiers in America.

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Warren, 1805: History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution.

Hunter, 1877: Sketches of Western North Carolina.

Wheeler, 1861: History of North Carolina.

Johnson, 1822: Sketches of the Life and Correspondence of Nathanael Greene.

Roosevelt, 1889: The Winning of the West.

Graham, 1913: Address by Major Graham on General Davidson, in North Carolina Booklet.

Boyd, 1909: The Battle of Kings Mountain, in North Carolina Booklet.

Channing, 1888: The War in the Southern Department.

Graham, 1904: General Joseph Graham and His Papers on North Carolina Revolutionary History.

De Peyster, 1880: The Affair of King's Mountain.

De Peyster, 1881: The Battle or Affair of King's Mountain.

Greene, 1871: The Life of Nathanael Greene.

McCrady, 1901: The History of South Carolina in the Revolution.

Schenck, 1889: North Carolina, 1780-81.

Lee, 1869: Memoirs of the War in the Southern Department of the United States by Lieut. Col. Henry Lee.

Johnson, 1822: Sketches of the Life and Correspondence of Nathanael Greene.

Sabine, 1864: Loyalists of the American Revolution.

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