Col. Campbell would have drawn militia from this area for Kings Mountain.
Wilderness Road Regional Museum
Newbern's founder Adam Hance served in the Patriot cause as did many of the other local residents in what would later become Pulaski County. But prior to the founding of Newbern and even before the Revolution, there was a fort located in the general area called Glade Springs. This fort was thought to have been one of the first established on the western side of the New River and known to be in existence by 1772. The living history group that was here this weekend looked so right representing the frontier militia. They certainly made for some incredible pictures, the one attached of Melvin in discussion with Sonny is one of my favorites.
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Help preserve a vital part of American History-the story of the Overmountain Men who defeated the British at Kings Mountain and Changed the course of history.The OVTA is a not for profit organization that each year recreates the March of the Overmountain Men and brings their story to the public eye thru story telling.Overmountain Victory Trail Association committed to preserving the history of the Battle of Kings Mountain.