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Tartan Details - Kings Mountain 1780

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Kings Mountain 1780" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 10285
Designer: Tate, Leslie Ross
Tartan date: 10/08/2010
Registration date: 5 October 2010
Category: Commemorative
Restrictions: Yes. The tartan should be worn primarily by those whose ancestors fought on either side at the Battle of Kings Mountain.

Registration notes: This tartan has been designed to commemorate the contribution of frontier settlers of Scottish ancestry to the success of the American War for Independence, particularly in the battle at Kings Mountain. In late 1780 Major Patrick Ferguson led a British loyalist force into North Carolina to lay waste to the land of the American patriots in western North Carolina "with fire and sword". About half the frontiersmen who responded to this threat were of Ulster Scots (Scots Irish) background and recognized those words from their own Scottish history. Volunteer militia forces from North Carolina and Virginia assembled and rode southeast to attack Ferguson's force. Enroute they were joined by additional militia from Georgia and South Carolina. On the afternoon of October 7, 1780 they surrounded and defeated Ferguson's force which had camped on Kings Mountain in upper South Carolina. This battle was an important turning point in the Revolutionary War and helped force the British to abandon their southern campaign. The British surrendered a little more than a year later at Yorktown, Virginia.
Woven Sample: A woven sample of this tartan has been received by the Scottish Register of Tartans for permanent preservation in the National Records of Scotland.
Registrant details: Mr Leslie Ross Tate, 4840 Columbia Heights Rd, Longview, Washington, United States, 98632
[email protected]
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