Battle of King's Mountain and Esaias (Essius or Esaius) Bowman

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Date: 7 Oct 1780 to 7 Oct 1780
Location: South Carolinamap
Surname/tag: Bowman
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The Battle of Kings Mountain lasted 65 minutes. There was 290 killed suffered by the Loyalists, 163 wounded, and 668 taken prisoner. The Patriot militia suffered 28 killed and 60 wounded. The Patriots had to maneuver out quickly for fear that Cornwallis would advance to satisfy them. Loyalist prisoners tolerably to steer were herded to camps several miles from the battlefield. The dead were buried in shallow graves and wounded were left on the sector to die. Ferguson's corpse was later reported to have been desecrated and wrapped in ox hide before burial. Both victors and captives came almost starvation on the march thanks to a scarcity of supplies within the hastily organized Patriot army.

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