ENS Andrew Edmondson

Death 7 Oct 1780 (aged 29–30)
Burial Blacksburg, Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 158442858 · View Source
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Andrew Edmondson

Died at Battle of Kings Mt

When it was known that Lord Cornwallis' Army was marching northward through the Carolinas, and that Colonel Ferguson, who commanded the left wing of his Army, had sent a threat to the "Over Mountain Men" that if they did not cross the mountains and take the oath of allegiance to the King, that he would cross over and destroy with fire and sword, Evan Shelby, John Sevier, and William Campbell determined to checkmate Colonel Ferguson by crossing the mountains and destroying him and his army.
Colonel Campbell commanded the Washington County Military Force, and William Bowen a company that belonged to Campbell's Command, though a part of his company lived on the Montgomery County side of the line.
In this company Reece Bowen was a First Lieutenant, his son John a Private, and James Moore a Junior Lieutenant.
When the order came for Bowen's company to join the regiment it found its Captain, William Bowen, sick of a fever, and this situation devolved the command of the company upon Lieutenant Reece Bowen, who led it into the battle of King's Mountain, and there, together with several of his men, was killed and buried on the field.
His remains were never removed, for the reason that when opportunity was offered for their removal the spot in which he was buried could not be identified.

Campbell's Regiment lost in this battle 35 killed and wounded; among the killed, other than Lieutenant Reece Bowen, were Captain William Edmondson, Robert Edmondson, Andrew Edmondson, and Henry Henninger, and among the wounded, Charles Kilgore and John Peery, the two latter and Henninger from the Upper Clinch Waters.


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  • Added: 21 Feb 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 158442858
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for ENS Andrew Edmondson (1750–7 Oct 1780), Find a Grave Memorial no. 158442858, citing Kings Mountain Battleground Cemetery, Blacksburg, Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Carole Conrad (contributor 46532185) .