Saturday, September 27, 2008

Candlelight Tour at Rocky Mount September 25, 2008

September 25, 2008: Rocky Mount State Park hosts a candlelight tour by the OVTA. The OVTA presented a candlelight tour of "The Story of the Campaign to the Battle of Kings Mountain". Emphasis was place on the TN (then the state of North Carolina) militiamen that mustered in at William Cobb's home place at Rocky Mount. They then marched to the Grand Muster at Sycamore Shoals.

From there this Patriot Militia went on to defeat the British at the Battle of Kings Mountain on October 7, 1780.

Steve Ricker prepares for the candlelight tour.

The candlelight tour begins with "The War Comes To the South" presented by Tom Holmes and other OVTA members.

Mike Dahl engages the crowd.

Steve Ricker presents the dismay when Ferguson could not be found at Gilberttown. This was a great disappointment to the Patriot Militia. But they would not fail. They would press on and defeat Ferguson at the Battle of Kings Mountain.

Paul Carson, superintendent of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, presents the re-certification to the managers of Rocky Mount State Park.

The crowd engages the OVTA to ask questions concerning the part Tennesseans played in the campaign to the BATTLE OF KINGS MOUNTAIN.

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