The year is 1780. The British and the Colonists are near the end of the War for Independence. A colonel named Patrick Ferguson has marched his troops to the Carolina piedmont region and issued a very direct message to the folks who lived west of the Appalachians: surrender or I'll "lay waste to your country with fire and sword". The British had just overtook Charleston and a few other cities, so Ferguson probably figured that the folks over at the piedmont would give up quietly
He had no bloody idea what he was dealing with.
You see, the "over-mountain men", as they had come to be called, were the strongest of the strong. Guys who came to this area either grabbed life by the horns or left. These were the guys who lived off the land. The ones who every boy wanted to be when he grew up. They were, in essence, a bunch of Rambos living up there.
Previously, most of them had been indecisive about whether or not America should be independent, but with the good colonel's message they made up their minds pretty quickly.
On October 7, 1780, the over-mountain men, infuriated that Ferguson would threaten their families, invaded his camp and attacked.
To make a long story short, the over-mountain men won. And not only did they win, they killed or captured almost everybody. In fact they killed Patrick Ferguson as well.
As told by Canus Minoris.
Pretty good. ;) :)
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