Americans Vanquished

Americans Vanquished (HMBJY)

Location: Blacksburg, SC 29702 York County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 8.48', W 81° 22.669'

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In these woods, dazed Tories hurriedly buried their fallen comrades, using only logs and rocks. Dr.Uzal Johnson of the New Jersey provincials spent the night with the several hundred men with wounds, tending friend and foe alike. At dawn, a long line of prisoners stumbled away under guard.

In a few weeks, some would be paroled. Many would escape and return to the King's ranks. A few, judged notorious plunderers, would be hanged. And none would see themselves or the King's cause as they had before Kings Mountain.

Nor would their leaders in London.
Tories After the War
As the war ended in 1783, each loyalist American had to make a decision. Many, like Abraham DePeyster, left to resettle in New Brunswick, Canada. His family lost all their properties in New York.

Other Tories, like the 23-year-old Dr. Johnson, chose to return home and resume their lives among their neighbors under a new government.
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HM NumberHMBJY
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Placed ByKings Mountain National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 8:47am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 465582 N 3888781
Decimal Degrees35.14133333, -81.37781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.48', W 81° 22.669'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 28.80" N, 81° 22' 40.14" W
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Area Code(s)864, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1839-1899 Battleground Dr, Blacksburg SC 29702, US
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