Draper Manuscripts: King's Mountain Papers, 1756-1887

Summary Information

Title: Draper Manuscripts: King's Mountain Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1756-1887

Call Number: Draper Mss DD

Quantity: 3.0 c.f. (19 volumes)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers about the Battle of King's Mountain, South Carolina, on October 7, 1780, in which some 1,400 frontier troops from Virginia and North Carolina trapped and routed 1,000 Loyalist soldiers and killed their commander, Patrick Ferguson. Besides his own notes and interviews, Draper gathered materials for over 40 years, and acquired the papers of several of the prominent officers, such as William Campbell, John Sevier, and Isaac Shelby.


This collection is also available as a microfilm publication.

Forms part of the Lyman Copeland Draper Manuscripts. The Draper Manuscripts consist of fifty collections, sometimes referred to as fifty “series,” under the one overarching title. See the Draper Manuscripts Overview, and the Guide to the Draper Manuscripts by Josephine Harper (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1983) and King's Mountain and Its Heroes by Lyman Copeland Draper (Cincinnati: P.G. Thompson, 1881) for further information.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-draper0dd
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