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Rough Ground

Rough Ground

Occupying the high ground and numerically equal to his adversaries, but completely surrounded for all that, Ferguson quickly discovered that his formal, European style of fighting was of little use on this kind of terrain.

Decades of fighting the Indians had taught the frontiersmen a new way of fighting, one they applied to devastating effect at King's Mountain. Moving from rock to rock and tree to tree, they killed, wounded or captured all but 200 of Ferguson's 1,000 men.