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Revolution War Muster Ground K-60 | Marker History

Revolution War Muster Ground Marker, K-60

To the south at Craig's (Dunn's) Meadow, is the likely site of the Washington County militia's muster ground for the Revolutionary War's Kings Mountain Campaign. In Sept. 1780, under the command of Col. William Campbell the militiamen left for Sycamore Shoals, near Elizabethon, Tenn. By 25 Sept., the militia rendezvoused with additional Washington County militiamen and forces from present-day Tennessee and North Carolina and then headed south. On 7 Oct. 1780 these forces with additional troops from South Carolina and Georgia defeated British Maj. Patrick Ferguson's soldiers at the Battle of Kings Mountain in South Carolina. The nearby muster site is certified as part of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail.

Marker Information:
Date Approved by DHR: 09/09/03
Year On Marker: 2003
Original Sponsor: Private Sponsor
Region: Southwest Region
Geographic Location: Washington County
Physical Description of Location: 707 Colonial Road SW, Abingdon, VA 24210.
GPS Location: 36.704359,-81.994856
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