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Telling the Stories: Battle of Kings Mountain and Life in the Backcountry, 1780

August 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until August 4, 2018

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August 2
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Abingdon Muster Grounds
1780 Muster Pl
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates:
August 2, 2018 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm
August 3, 2018 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm
August 4, 2018 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Step back in time and experience the famous battle that Thomas Jefferson said was “the turn of the tide of success which terminated the Revolutionary War with the seal of our independence.” Learn about the two-week campaign of the Overmountain Men, how the militia came to the Abingdon Muster Grounds, and the subsequent Battle of Kings Mountain. Discover the stories of the backcountry colonial women who survived during the fall of 1780 and learn about cooking, survival sills, dress, children’s games, medicine, and other activities of their daily life.

Presented by the General William Campbell Chapter Sons of the American Revolution, Blacks Fort Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, and Virginia Chapter of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association.