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Overmountain Men Watauga River Crossing in Elizabethton TN - The Prelude to Kings Mountain

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The 230th Anniversary of the crossing of the Watauga River in Elizabethton Tennessee by reenactors portraying the 400 Virginian Mountaineers aka Overmountain Men. This area was the western frontier of the 13 colonies. The original crossing occurred on September 25, 1780, exactly 230 years to the day that this recreation took place. These men, along with 600 more local militia from North East Tennessee and North Carolina joined up a week later with 400 South Carolinian's prior to the Battle of Kings Mountain a week later. A resounding victory for the Patriots, the victory was a pivotal moment in the beginning of the end of the Revolutionary War. Enjoy this recreation of American history. Davy Crockett's father participated in the battle amongst other notable frontiersmen of the day.