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SAR Chapter Explores Battles From Opponents Viewpoint


August 26, 2019

Author Joe Epley and Chapter President John Boyd. (Courtesy photo)

Military history is normally written from the viewpoint of the victor, not by those defeated in battle.

Over the past three months, the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution conducted a series on the American Revolution in the Carolinas through the eyes of pro-British Tories and the Native-American Cherokee who inhabited what is now the western Carolinas, eastern Tennessee and Kentucky, and northern Georgia.

Author Joe Epley of Tryon presented a June lecture that culminated with the battles of King's Mountain (1780) and Cowpens (1781) and led to the Patriot victory at...

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