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  • Monument Name

    Col. Frederick Hambright, Kings Mountain National Military Park, Blacksburg (SC)

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Historic Military Figures

    Revolutionary War, 1775-1783

  • City

    Blacksburg, SC

  • County

    York (SC)

  • Description

    The Colonel Fredrick Hambright memorial is a bronze plaque attached to a large flat faced, irregular shaped boulder. The simple plaque is unadorned aside from the spinning wheel insignia of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

  • Inscription

    THIS TABLET / MARKS THE SPOT WHERE / COL. FREDERICK HAMBRIGHT / WAS WOUNDED / ERECTED BY / COL. FREDERICK HAMBRIGHT CHAPTER / DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

  • Custodian

    National Park Service, Kings Mountain National Military Park

  • Dedication Date

    October 7, 1931

  • Decade

    1930s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.143300 , -81.381290 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Kings Mountain: National Military Park, South Carolina," National Park Service, nps.gov, (accessed February 7, 2017) Link

      Goins, Michael Edgar. 1988. “Hambright, Frederick,” NCPedia.org, (accessed February 7, 2017) Link

      “Col. Fredrick Hambright,” The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed February 6, 2017) Link

      “Hambright Marker Unveiled On Field,” The Gaffney Ledger (Gaffney, SC), October 10, 1931

      “Hambright Marker to Be Unveiled Today,” The Greenville News (Greenville, SC), October 7, 1931

      “Kings Mountain National Military Park: Touring the Battlefield,” National Park Planner, npplan.com, (accessed February 7, 2017) Link

      “Kings Mountain Rites Planned,” The Gaffney Ledger (Gaffney, SC), September 22, 1931

      “Plan Two Markers for Kings Mountain,” The Gaffney Ledger (Gaffney, SC), September 12, 1931

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Bronze, stone

  • Sponsors

    Colonel Fredrick Hambright Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    Dr. Delia Dixon Carrol of Raleigh, a descendant of Colonel Hambright, gave the principal address for the dedication of the maker on the 151st anniversary of the battle. “It was this brave band of tutored mountaineers,” she said, “who not only here turned the tide against the British hold on America, but who showed Washington and his troops how to fight and win in the wilderness.” This was one of two makers dedicated on this day. A memorial to Colonel Ashbury Coward was dedicated in the morning with retired army Major General John M. Jenkins the featured speaker. After a picnic lunch the memorial to Colonel Hambright was dedicated.

  • Location

    The marker is located, along with numerous other memorials, along a 1.5 mile walking trail around the Kings Mountain Battlefield on the eastern side of the park. The Kings Mountain National Military Park address is 2625 Park Rd, Blacksburg, SC 29702.

  • Landscape

    The marker is located in the heavily forested landscape of the park.

  • Post Dedication Use

    Every October 7th, the Park honors those who fought at Kings Mountain by holding a morning wreath laying ceremony at the US Monument and a program in the amphitheater at 3:00, the time the battle began. There are different events scheduled in the park throughout the year.

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