MAJ William Chronicle

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MAJ William Chronicle

Death 7 Jul 1780 (aged 24–25)
Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Blacksburg, Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 13700157 · View Source
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An early death came to Major William Chronicle, aged only twenty-five, when he was killed instantly by a Loyalist volley as he led the "South Fork Boys" of Lincoln County, North Carolina. From a monument now at the site of his death a visitor is afforded an intimidating glimpse of the desperate conditions of the battle. Above the monument, King's Mountain rises steeply, its rough terrain and tangled timber appearing all but impenetrable--particularly against volley-firing defenders and bayonet charges.
When the attack on the northwestern slopes opened against Ferguson, however, he was forced to defend all sides of the crest at once. He could not do it, having neither the manpower nor clear fields of fire. Patriot fighters swarmed up the forested hillsides all around Ferguson's suddenly vulnerable position, yelling like Indians, ducking from massive trees to huge boulders, pausing only to fire with deadly hunters' marksmanship into the defenders' ran

Note: Kings Mountain did not exist at this time. Area now known as.


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 13700157
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for MAJ William Chronicle (1755–7 Jul 1780), Find a Grave Memorial no. 13700157, citing Kings Mountain Battleground Cemetery, Blacksburg, Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Searching Days Gone By † ღ©1990-2021 (contributor 47144938) .