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2022 March: September 25-October 7, 2022.

2022 March Schedule

Revised 9/18/2022

Every person participating on the March must sign the OVTA Lability Wavier and Code of Conduct Form and attend a safety briefing.

Anyone firing a firelock must have the OVTA Blackpowder training.

Anyone firing a firelock at Cowpens and Kings Mountain NP must also have taken the NPS Blackpowder training.

Meals on your own unless otherwise indicated.

 Following is a day-by-day schedule of the reenactment including a short description of each day’s walk, logistics and planned activities. Last minute changes to the schedule will likely occur so please be patient when that happens.

 The OVTA is being called on to participate in many more community celebrations and school programming venues than in the past. As a result, much of the traditional road walking activities have been adjusted to meet those demands. With another year of covid, the march will be crazy with many changes. There will be a lot of short clip video recording along the trail each. So please be patient.

 Trail walking information is a separate document and can be found on the OVTA website. The trail information is a work in progress and needs a lot of updating. Information for the updates is being collected.

 This year’s March Officers are:

Grand Marshall                      David Doan     423-366-8091

Trail Marshall                         Tom Vaughn    423-366-8639

Director of Interpretations     Steve Ricker    423-278-0439

Safety Officer                         Jane Doan        423-366-8092

Safety Officer                         Dalton Wade    423-620-8297

Ordinance                              Mel McKay      423-930-5552

Wilkes/Surry Marshall           R G Absher      336-902-1760 

Marion Marshall                    John Garrou

Morganton Marshall             Bryant Lindsey


Sunday, September 18

2:00pm                                    Brody gravesite                        Broady Cemetery

4:00pm                                    Campbell gravesite      Aspenvale Cemetery

Monday, September 19

9:00am-2:00pm           Abingdon Call to Arms                        Abingdon Muster Grounds, VA

Tuesday, September 20

9:00am-2:00pm           Abingdon Call to Arms                        Abingdon Muster Grounds, VA

Wednesday, September 21

9:00am-2:00pm           Abingdon Call to Arms                        Abingdon Muster Grounds, VA

Thursday, September 22

8:30am-11:30am         Sullivan East Middle School Overmountain Heritage Day       Bluff City, TN

Friday, September 23

                                    Open day

7:00pm                         Rocky Mount public program              Rocky Mount State Historic Site, TN

Encamp:Rocky Mount

Col Campbell leaves Muster Grounds

Col Shelby & Col Sevier’s men head toward Fort Watauga

Saturday, September 24

Col William Campbell and his men leave the Muster Grounds. Col Shelby & Col Sevier’s men head toward Fort Watauga

9:00am-4:00pm          Call to Arms Public Education Day     Abingdon Muster Grounds

10:00am-4:00pm         Washington Co Muster                       Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

1:00pm-3:00pm           Bogart Bowman Cabin Bell Ringing    Bogart Bowman Cabin

Encamp:Sycamore Shoals                  Actual: Ft Womack

The Gathering

Sunday, September 25

 Col’s Campbell, Shelby, and Sevier and their men arrive at Fort Watauga

 9:00am-4:00pm         Washington Co Muster                        Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

2:00pm                       Watauga River crossing                       Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Following river crossing           Public story

 Encamp: Sycamore Shoals                  Actual: Sycamore Shoals (Fort Watauga)

 The March Begins

Monday, September 26

 The Overmountain Men leave Fort Watauga heading toward Shelter Rock/Resting Place looking for Major Patrick Fergusson

 11:00am                                Rev Doak                                Sycamore Shoals         Elizabethton, TN

9:00am                                    Walk Yellow Mountain          Meet at Roan Mountain Community Park

3:00pm                                    Yellow Mountain van pick up

4:30am                                    Supper                                      Roan Mountain Community Park

6:00pm                                    Roan Mountain program          Roan Mountain State Park Amphitheater, TN

 Encamp: Roan Mountain Community Park                      Actual: Shelving Rock/Resting Grounds

 Tuesday, September 27

 The Overmountain Men cross Roan Mountain at Yellow Mountain Gap, drill and roll call, find two men are missing

Col Cleveland and his men leave Wilkes Surry

 1:00 pm                                 Trail dedication                        Spruce Pine

6:00pm                                    Public program                        Apple Orchard art Altapass

 Encamp: Orchard at Altapass              Actual: Roaring Creek  

Wednesday, September 28

 The Men continue along trail

 9:00am-2:00pm                       Sibelco school program & Sevier gravesite      Sibelco

 Encamp:Carson House, Marion         Actual: Grassy Creek  

 Thursday, September 29

 The Overmountain Men divide into two groups to follow the two trails (North Cove & Turkey Cove) off the mountain

 8:30am                        Living History Day      Carson House, Marion, NC

6:00pm                         Carson House public program

 Encamp: Carson House                       Actual: North Cove & Turkey Cove

 Friday, September. 30 

 The two groups join back together and camp at Quaker Meadows, Wilkes Surry Militia under Col Ben Cleveland join the Overmountain Men at Quaker Meadows

                         Open day (possible Fort Defiance option)

 Encamp: Catawba Meadows Park                   Actual: Quaker Meadows

 Saturday, October 1

 The combined Militia head toward Gilbertown crossing the Catawba River, heavy rain begins, camp at Bedford Hills

10:00am                      SAR monument dedication Catawba River at Greenlee Ford/Catawba River crossing

12 noon-5:00pm          Charles McDowell House        Morganton, NC

 Encamp: Catawba Meadows Park                   Actual: Bedford Hills

 Sunday, October 2

 Heavy rain continues, Overmountain Men remain in camp, officers elect Col Campbell as overall commander

11:00am                      Church Service                                    Quaker Meadows Presbyterian Church

2:00pm                          DAR gravesite tribute to Rev War soldiers       Obeth Cemetery, Lake James State Park

 Encamp: Catawba Meadows Park       Actual: Bedford Hills

 Monday, October 3

 Militia head toward Gilbertown

9:00am-2:30pm                       School Day                  Elkin Muster Fields Elkin, NC

 Encamp: Scout Camp (Cub Scout Shelter)      Actual: Marlins Knob

 Tuesday, October 4

 Arrive at Gilbertown, Ferguson is gone

7:00- 8:00 am                          Breakfast by DAR at               Rutherfordton Scout Cabin

9:00am-2:00pm                       Rutherford Co School Day      Gilbertown, NC

9:00am-2:30pm                       School Day                              Wilkes Heritage Museum grounds Wilkesboro, NC

 Encamp: Pleasant Hill Church Actual: Gilbertown

 Wednesday, October 5

 The Militia head southwest and camp at Alexander’s Ford on the Green River. They learn from scouts that Ferguson is marching toward Charlotte Town and the protection of Cornwallis’s army.

7:00am                                    Pleasant Hill Church breakfast                                    

9:00am-2:15pm                       Polk County School Programs                         Gray’s Chapel/Alexanders Ford

3:30pm                                    NC Highway Historical marker (Overmountain Men)  County Line Road                  

                                               Gray’s Chapel public evening program                        Gray’s Chapel

9:00am-2:30pm                      Wilkes Heritage Museum grounds school programs all day

 Encamp: Grays Chapel                        Actual: Alexanders Ford

 Thursday, October 6

 The Militia head toward Cowpens and join with militia from South Carolina, Georgia and Lincoln Co., NC.

At 9 pm militia of best 900 men leave in pouring rain and head toward Kings Mountain

 8:15am-1:30pm           Cherokee Co School Day        Jolly Park         Gaffney, SC

5:00pm                         The Night before Kings Mountain program     Cowpens National Battlefield

 Encamp: Cowpens      Actual: Cowpens

 Friday, October 7

 Before 3 pm militia arrive at Kings Mountain and battle begins at 3 pm

11:00am          Wreath Laying Ceremony at Kings Mountain National Military Park. Walk to the monument atop King’s Mountain for the Mourning of Arms ceremony to those who fell in the Battle.

2:15pm            Meet at the Visitor’s Center to prepare for March finale

3:00pm            Walk into the amphitheater at Kings Mountain NMP for traditional ceremony.

6:00pm            Kings Mountain lantern tours

 Encamp: Home/Kings Mountain                      Actual: Kings Mountain


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