A REVOLUTIONARY DAY ALONG
Introduction: A Revolutionary Day that traces the end of the Revolutionary War across Virginia.
Chesnee, SC: A site on the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail.
Cowpens National Battlefield: The site of a major victory by American troops under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan over a British force commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton.
Mid Morning — Mile Mark 6.1
Gaffney: The final resting place of Colonel James Williams, whose South Carolina militia joined the Overmountain Men on their way to Kings Mountain.
Kings Mountain National Military Park: The site of another major American Victory by the combined forces of the Overmountain men and South Carolina militia over Loyalist forces under Patrick Ferguson.
Late Morning — Mile Mark 37.3
York: A crossroad during the Revolutionary War..
Early Afternoon — Mile Mark 54.8
Historic Brattonsville: A living history museum interpreting life in the Backcountry and the site of the Battle of Williamson’s Plantation.
Mid Afternoon — Mile Mark 65.3
Blackstock Battlefield: The site where General Thomas Sumter’s Patriots repulsed Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton’s British forces.
Musgrove Mill: A battle site where Captain Shadrick Inman and his Patriots broke-up a British campsite.
Late Afternoon — Mile Mark 126.0
Ninety Six National Historic Site: The site of an important British outpost that was abandoned after America’s longest siege of the Revolutionary War.
Early Evening — Mile Mark 212.1
Elijah Clark State Park: The site of the Elijah Clark Museum and final resting place of Georgia’s Patriot hero.
Augusta, Georgia: The Revolutionary War capital of Georgia that changed hands several times during the war.
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