Overmountain Victory Trail Revolutionary War Days in Elkin

  • 24 Mar 2017
  • 8:00 AM
  • 25 Mar 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • downtown Elkin, NC off Main Street, across from the Elkin Library

North Carolina played a very pivotal roll in the American Revolution. Three major documents emerged during the early part of the Revolution: The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence which predated Jefferson’s declaration by a year. As well as the Tryon and Halifax Resolves both of which pledges North Carolinas support for the Patriot Cause. Also, several key battles happened in North Carolina. When the British began their conquest of the South and British General Lord Cornwallis sent his commander over all loyalist militia Major Patrick Ferguson to end any resistance in NC, backcountry militia men formed up and attacked then defeated Ferguson at Kings Mountain on October, 7 1780.  In March of 1781 Major General Nathanael Greene gave Lord Cornwallis his final blow at Guilford Courthouse which sent him to Yorktown. Join us on a stretch of the Overmountain Victory Trail and Learn about these key events. Reenactors representing the Militia and Continental Army will have a camp set up for anyone who wishes to step back in time to the Climax of the American Revolution.


Schedule of Events

Friday:

 (History classes from Elkin High and Middle Schools will be visiting. Each class will be there approximately 1hr 15 mins.)

  •          8:00: Camp Opens to public and Weapons Inspection
  •          8:10: Sentries post at entrance Major Winston greets the guests (EHS/EMS students arrive)
  •          8:20-8:40: The Battle of Kings Mountain: Talk by James Daniel  
  •          8:45: Rifle Demo
  • 9:00-9:15: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse: Talk by Taylor Osborne
  •          9:20: Musket Demo
  •         10:00: Sentries post at entrance Major Winston greets the guests  
  •         10:10-10:30: The Battle of Kings Mountain: Talk by James Daniel
  •         10:35: Rifle Demo
  •         10:45-11:00: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse: Talk by Taylor Osborne
  •         11:10: Musket Demo
  •         11:30: Sentries post at entrance Major Winston greets the guests  
  •         11:40-12:00: The Battle of Kings Mountain: Talk by James Daniel
  •         12:10: Rifle Demo
  •         12:20-12:35: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse: Talk by Taylor Osborne
  •         12:40: Musket Demo
  •         12:50-1:20 Reenactor Lunch
  •         1:30: Sentries post at entrance Major Winston greets the guests 
  •        1:40-2:00: The Battle of Kings Mountain: Talk by James Daniel
  •         2:10: Rifle Demo
  •         2:20-2:40: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse: Talk by Taylor Osborne
  •         2:45: Musket Demo
  •         3:40: Sentries post at entrance Major Winston greets the guests
  •         3:50-4:10: The Battle of Kings Mountain: Talk by James Daniel
  •       4:20: Rifle Demo
  •        4:30-4:45: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse: Talk by Taylor Osborne
  •         4:50: Musket Demo
  •        5:00: Camp Closes to public


Saturday:  All events will proceed if there is enough spectators

8:00: Camp Opens to the Public

8:15: Weapons Inspection

8:30: The Battle of Kings Mountain: Talk by Alan Nywening

9:00: Rifle Demo

9:30: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse Talk by Taylor Osborne

10:00: Musket Demo

10:30: Meet Joseph Winston

11:00: Reenactors Lunch

12:00: March up Main Street

12:30: Drum and Fife Demo by the Guilford Courthouse Drums and Fife

1:00: Meet the Loyalists

2:00-2:30: Skirmish/ Musket Demo

Saturday:

8:00: Camp Opens to the Public

8:15: Weapons Inspection

8:30: The Battle of Kings Mountain: Talk by Alan Nywening

9:00: Rifle Demo

9:30: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse Talk by Taylor Osborne

10:00: Musket Demo

10:30: Meet Joseph Winston

11:00: Reenactors Lunch

12:00: March up Main Street

12:30: Drum and Fife Demo by the Guilford Courthouse Drums and Fife

1:00: Meet the Loyalists

2:00-2:30: Skirmish/ Musket Demo

3:15: The Battle of Kings Mountain: Talk by Alan Nywening

3:45: Rifle Demo

4:00: Drum and Fife Demo by the Guilford Courthouse Drums and Fife

4:20: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse Talk by Taylor Osborne

4:40: Musket Demo

5:00: Camp Closes to the Public

This event is presented for the 40th Anniversary celebration for the North Carolina's Mountain-to-Sea Trail annual meeting in Elkin, NC on March 24-25.

Sponsors for the living history event are the Wilkes/Surry Chapter OVTA, Yadkin Valley SAR Chapter, OVNHT -NPS, Friends of the Mountain to Sea Trail and the 6th NC Regiment of the Continental Line.

For additional information call Mary Bohlen at 336.973.1739


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