The Revolutionary War Days Committee of Historic Burke Foundation announced plans for events associated with 2020 Annual Revolutionary War Days, tentatively scheduled for the last week of September and first week of October, were cancelled due to Covid-19.  
 

The events were to include:

• Two living history days for Burke County fourth graders, originally scheduled for September 22 and 24

• A Commemorative Crossing of the Catawba, originally scheduled for Saturday, October 3

• Living History Day at the Captain Charles McDowell, Jr. House, originally scheduled for Sunday, October 4. 

 

This annual event commemorates the Overmountain Men from Virginia, what is now Tennessee, and North Carolina who met at Quaker Meadows, home of Burke Militia Leader Colonel Charles McDowell, on September 30, 1780 and who crossed the Catawba River at Greenlee Ford on October 1, 1780 as they pursued British Major Patrick Ferguson.  On October 7, 1780, this group of volunteers met and defeated Ferguson and his troops at Kings Mountain, SC, a major turning point in the American Revolution.

 Please view this link to a  video trailer for New Kings Mountain Story video trilogy - Burke Co. NC