Backcountry Fury: A Sixteen-Year-Old Patriot in the Revolutionary War

Date(s):
10/11/2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location
Kings Mountain Historical Museum
100 East Mountain St.
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
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Backcountry Fury: A Sixteen-Year-Old Patriot in the Revolutionary War

Living History Presentation by Dr. Tony Zeiss

Dr. Tony Zeiss, historian, author, and president of CPCC, will appear as Thomas Young, the main character of Dr. Zeiss’s book Backcountry Fury: A Sixteen-Year-Old Patriot in the Revolutionary War.  Thomas will recount his memories of going off to war in 1780 with family members and other compatriots to avenge his brother’s death at the hands of the Tories, and to liberate South Carolina’s backcountry from British domination.  Thomas fought barefoot in the battle of Kings Mountain, led his company of militia cavalry into battle at the Cowpens, was held prisoner and escaped, all before his 18th birthday.  This thrilling true story will entertain and inform audiences of all ages.  Dr. Zeiss will be available after the presentation to sign copies of Backcountry Fury, available for purchase.

This event coincides with the City of Kings Mountain’s Annual Gateway Festival.  The Museum & Gift Shop will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm during Gateway Festival.  Visitors will have a chance to see our current exhibit, “Say Ahh!” The Incredible Medical History of Kings Mountain, as well as other Revolutionary War reenactments.

Cost: FREE
Contact: Adria Focht
Contact Phone: 7047391019
Contact Email: [email protected]

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