Saturday, March 7, 2009

Patrick Ferguson, re: Bethel Church

Prior to arrival, British commander Patrick Ferguson had made known that upon leaving Kings Mountain, his intention was to "spend one night in Bethel [Presbyterian] Church, leave it in ashes by day-light, and be on the east side of the Catawba before nightfall."
The congregation of Bethel Church included many Patriot soldiers and officers including Colonels Samuel Watson, William Hill, and Thomas Neel.