Wilkesboro was founded in 1800 and quickly designated as the county seat. The town is built atop a low, broad ridge which runs for over a mile along the south bank of the Yadkin River. For many decades a popular historic spot in Wilkesboro was the "Tory Oak", a large oak tree from which Colonel Benjamin Cleveland, a well-known Wilkes County patriot during the American Revolutionary War, hung Loyalist militia leaders who supported the British King and opposed American independence from…
"Robert Rogers" by Marc Grieves - "Rangers? Pshaw, I wouldn't trust 'em if I were you. There's somethin' wrong wi' 'em up here, if you takes my meaning. Comes from them givin' up all them proper rules o' warfare like proper civilized folk to fight like the Indians. Halfway to becoming savages themselves at this rate, I'd wager. Mark my words, boy - nothing good ever comes from doin' that."
Robert Newman (1752-1804) American Revolutionary patriot. He was sexton of Christ Church, Boston, and he is credited by some as the one who hung the lanterns in the church steeple that started Paul Revere, on his famous ride the night of April 18, 1775.
Battle of King's Mountain, MAJ Patrick Ferguson, British Army, mortally wounded by Patriot mountain men militia. The Patriots defeated the Regulars and Loyalist militia in a battle that turned the tide in the South and the Revolution.
If you teach the American Revolutionary War, this is the unit for you. This American Revolutionary War Unit consists of reading passages, worksheets, reference pages, activities, games, coloring pages, images/pictures, and vocabulary words for a word wall. There is an abundance of information included with the unit.