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Colonel William Campbell Muster to Kings Mountain
Abingdon Muster Grounds
1780 Muster Place
Abingdon, Virginia 24210

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Sunday, September 24, 2023, 10:00 AM EDT

This Is a Firing Event

When the call to arms was made, the men of Washington County, VA answered in force. 400 men made their way to the muster grounds in Abingdon, a well-known meeting place. The field at the Abingdon Muster Grounds is a remnant of the original muster ground, then known as Craig’s Meadow. They gathered under Colonel William Campbell on the 24th of September 1780, said goodbye to their loved ones and headed south that same day to join other Patriot militia who were gathering at Fort Watauga at Sycamore Shoals (TN) on September 25. Although they didn’t know it yet, these men would end up marching the farthest of any regiment of the campaign on their quest for safety and independence.

Come out and join the General William Campbell Chapter SAR, The Over Mountain Victory Trail and the Blacks Fort Chapter DAR on this historic day of  the beginning of the end of the war  they will be Color Guard Drills Demonstration on life in the Back Country and a Wreath Laying Ceremony 

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