The Overmountain Men

Author: Pat Alderman

Publisher: The Overmountain Press

ISBN: 9780932807168

Category: History

Page: 303

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A compilation of a series of booklets that cover successive periods of early Tennessee history, this volume includes such chapters as The Overmountain Men, One Heroic Hour at King's Mountain, The Cumberland Decade, State of Franklin, and Southwest Territory.
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The Overmountain Men

Early Tennessee History, 1760-1780. The Exploration, Settlement and Founding of the First Free Government in America; Its Struggles for Survival, Culminating in the Battle of Kings Mountain

Author: Pat Alderman,Lee B. Andrews

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 61

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The Overmountain Men

Author: Cameron Judd

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497630886

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

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The first in a trilogy set in the untamed colonial American wilderness, from “a keen observer of the human heart as well as a fine action writer” (Publishers Weekly). Joshua Colter was born of the wild frontier. As a young boy living with his family on the edges of civilization during the French and Indian War, he witnessed firsthand the bloodshed and brutality men were capable of—from the deception and depredations of whites like his own vile father to the merciless vengeance of the native tribes. Forced by cruel fate to set out on his own, he was adopted by an honorable hunter who taught him to fight and survive while remaining true to his own heart. But as much as the solitary Joshua loves living rough and free in the forests and mountains, the troubles of the civilized world are encroaching, as the once-pristine wilderness is being carved up between the all-powerful British crown, settlers searching for a land to call their own, and the native Indians who desperately defy them both to protect their ancestral home. Now, in a burgeoning land of hope and hardship, Joshua will have to decide what he is willing to fight and die for as the birth of a new nation breaks on the horizon.
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The Over-mountain Man

Author: Emma Goldrick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780373108909

Category: Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.)

Page: 191

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The Over-Mountain Ma by Emma Goldrick released on Apr 24, 1986 is available now for purchase.
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The Over-mountain Men

Author: Swan M. Burnett

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540358219

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Page: 60

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SWAN M. BURNETT (1847-1906) was a professor of ophthalmology at Georgetown University and husband of the world famous author and Gilded Age celebrity Frances Hodgson Burnett. Swan was also an amateur anthropologist and member of the Anthropological Society of Washington. In 1895 Swan published the article "The Over-mountain Men: Some Passages from a Page of Neglected History" on the large number of Union sympathizers in East Tennessee during the Civil War. Swan writes: "Of the luxuries of life there was a total absence; of the ordinary comforts there were only a few, and at times the common necessities were wanting, and yet of these deprivations no word of complaint was ever uttered. The success of the Union arms was the one absorbing desire in which every other feeling was lost. To the furthering of this they gave of every thing they had. They spared nothing, neither their possessions, their lives nor their loves, and it is a matter of record that more than 20,000 of them were enrolled in the Union army, aside from the large number that served as scouts and in other independent capacities, and whenever the opportunity offered they proved themselves the equal of any in courage, endurance and the other qualities of good soldiers. "When at the end of the four years the survivors returned to their homes, they found a desolated country in which to make once more the start in life. But this did not daunt them and, thankful that peace had once again spread her white wings over the land under the stars and stripes, they set forward with cheerfulness to mark out the lines on which to build anew those homes they had been forced to leave, with heavy hearts and forbodings only of evil. But their country was no longer the same. It had lost its essential character of isolation, and had become a recognized interger in the new and redeemed republic. Having been the theatre of war for four years, soldiers from every State in the North and West had at some time served among them, and many, attracted by its agreeable climate and natural resources returned, after the declaration of peace, to make it their home."
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One Heroic Hour at King's Mountain

Author: Pat Alderman

Publisher: The Overmountain Press

ISBN: 9780932807403

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 94

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This is a documented account of the events leading up to the Battle at King’s Mountain (South Carolina) on October 7, 1780, and one eventful hour that changed the course of American history.
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Unruffled Courage

The Adventures of American Patriot Benjamin Hamilton and a Cherokee Maiden Named Moonglow

Author: Sandra Kay Hamilton Welch,Danny Lee Welch

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477253092

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

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UNRUFFLED COURAGE, THE ADVENTURES OF AMERICAN PATRIOT BENJAMIN HAMILTON AND A CHEROKEE MAIDEN NAMED MOONGLOW, is a passionate story set in the untamed western expanse of colonial America. Benjamins deeply rooted love of country propels him headlong into a fierce battle of wills, pitting his newly formed regiment of experienced over mountain men and Indian fighters against a larger force of British loyalists and regulars on a low-lying ridge in York County, South Carolina, known as Kings Mountain. Then, when Benjamin is sent on a spying mission against a renegade band of Cherokees, his life is forever changed when he happens upon an Indian maiden named Moonglow bathing in the chilly mountain waters of Spring Creek. The historical yet freely embellished character driven tale soon takes a sudden turn when Moonglow is threatened by a pack of ferocious timber wolves. Thinking only of her safety, Benjamin saves the defenseless maiden but then has to flee for his life just moments after learning her name when braves in her village hear gunshots and come looking for him. Using a most unconventional tactic, he escapes capture. Now separated from Moonglow by distance and time, the brave patriot finds love in the arms of Mary Rankin, only to lose her and their unborn baby when she suddenly dies. He is left heartbroken. But fate steps in and reunites the patriot with the Indian maiden. Benjamin passionately expresses his long repressed feelings for the Cherokee, and Moonglow, now hopelessly in love with the handsome, blue-eyed patriot, makes a decision that will cause her to be revered as a true American heroine.
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John Sevier

Tennessee's First Hero

Author: Gordon T. Belt

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625845855

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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A celebrated soldier, admired politician and founding father of the state of Tennessee, John Sevier led an adventurous life. He commanded a frontier militia into battle against British Loyalists at Kings Mountain. He waged a relentless war against the Cherokees in his effort to claim America's first frontier. He forged the state of Franklin from the western lands of North Carolina and later became Tennessee's first governor. Following his death, Sevier's accomplishments faded from public memory, but years later, writers resurrected his image through romanticized accounts of his exploits, relying heavily on folk tales and recollections from aging pioneers. Thus, life and legend intertwined. Join authors Gordon T. Belt and Traci Nichols-Belt as they examine John Sevier's extraordinary life through the lens of history and memory, shedding new light on this remarkable Tennessee figure.
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