Anderson, William L., III. "Lincoln County Men at Kings Mountain. 31 pages. Copyright © 2009
– 2015 by William Lee Anderson III. All rights reserved. Graph on p.25 shows Graham to have the highest casualty ratio of any commander at Kings Mountain. Also on page 25 is stated
Between 60 to 80 Lincoln County men participated at Kings Mountain. Fortunately, most of their names
are known. Many were from what is now Gaston County.. At the battle, they
blocked the only road escape, and thus engaged in severe fighting. Of these men, 4 died at Kings Mountain,
1 was mortally wounded, and 6 were wounded. Thus, about 1 in 6 was a casualty. That was the highest
casualty proportion of any military unit.
61 names are given with 24 having links to pension applications [Note: WLA-III does not describe this group as "South Fork Boys" but describes them as "Lincoln County Patriot Names", but it reasonable to consider the "South Fork Boys" to have been included in their number. Pension applications for any named, identified by will be examined for evidence of their being included in "South Fork Boys"].
Early actions listed:
July–October 1776, Campaign against Cherokees,p.4
September 1780, Graham's Fort, p.8
September-October 1780, Kings Mountain, p.8
Subsequent actions listed:
1 February 1781, Cowan’s Ford, p.26
February-March 1781, Pyle’s Defeat, Clapp’s Mill, Weitzell’s Mill, p.27
March–July 1781, Crooked Creek, Rugeley’s Mill, p.27
September–November 1781, Wilmington, p.28.
Sources listed: pp.28-31.