North Carolina Militiamen in the American Revolution: John Dooly, Isaac Shelby, Griffith Rutherford, Joseph Hardin, Sr., John Sevier Books LLC

ISBN: 9781155800127

Published: August 15th 2011

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44 pages


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North Carolina Militiamen in the American Revolution: John Dooly, Isaac Shelby, Griffith Rutherford, Joseph Hardin, Sr., John Sevier  by  Books LLC

North Carolina Militiamen in the American Revolution: John Dooly, Isaac Shelby, Griffith Rutherford, Joseph Hardin, Sr., John Sevier by Books LLC
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 42. Chapters: John Dooly, Isaac Shelby, Griffith Rutherford, Joseph Hardin, Sr., John Sevier, William Richardson Davie, Nathaniel Macon, James White, Ezekiel Polk, Thomas Allin, Richard Henderson, Benjamin Cleveland, James Robertson, Richard Caswell, William Lenoir, Edward Buncombe, Abraham Alexander, William Lee Davidson, John Brockman, John Ashe, Jorge Farragut, John Rhea, Waightstill Avery, Martin Armstrong, Robert Cleveland, Joseph McDowell, Jr., Valentine Sevier, James Holland, Joseph Pleasant Gardens McDowell, James Johnston, William Graham, Roger Ormond, Alexander Lillington, John Armstrong.

Excerpt: Colonel John Dooly (1740-1780), born in Wilkes County, North Carolina, was an American Revolutionary war hero. He commanded a regiment at the Battle of Kettle Creek in 1779 and was killed at his home by Tories in 1780. Early twentieth-century Georgia historian Otis Ashmore wrote that of the many heroic men who illustrated that stormy period of the Revolution in Georgia that tried mens souls none deserves a more grateful remembrance by posterity than Col. John Dooly.(n1) Ashmores subsequent entry, however, failed to meet that need because, before the bicentennial of the American Revolution, almost all of the source material on Dooly came from Hugh McCalls The History of Georgia (1816).

Collectively, what McCall wrote about the colonel formed an heroic tale of a martyred battlefield leader in the struggle for American independence who lost a brother in an Indian attack, led Patriot forces to victory over the Tories (Loyalist Americans who supported the British cause) at the Battle of Kettle Creek and, finally, died at the hands of Tories in his own home.(n2) Unintentionally, McCall gave literature its first Georgia folk hero. Doolys story, however, would not remain in that part of Patriot lore described by historian Hu...



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