Author: William Caldwell

William Caldwell is an American Revolution historian based in the western Carolinas. His focus is the second half of the eighteenth century in the western districts of the southern American colonies. He is a graduate of North Greenville University, Clemson University, and has worked with various agencies to share history, including the National Park Service.

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The Fruits of Victory: Loyalist Prisoners in the Aftermath of Kings Mountain

The Battle of Kings Mountain was fought on October 7, 1780 in the upcountry of South Carolina near the border with North Carolina. As the gunsmoke dissipated and Patriot officers rallied their men, they found themselves victorious and in possession of the mountain-top; but still in danger. British General Charles, Lord Cornwallis and his army […]

by William Caldwell