A Call to Arms

On September 25th of 1780 Militia groups from the backwoods areas of Virginia and what would later become East Tennessee answered a call to arms and gathered at the Sycamore Shoals on the Watauga river in present day Elizabethton, TN. Col William Campbellís 200 men crossed the river and later in the day they were followed by Col. Arthur Campbellís additional 200 men. The second group was not expected but there was rejoicing at their arrival. With their numbers swelled to over 1000 men they left to begin the march to Kings Mountain where they totally defeated Maj. Patrick Fergusonís Tory army. The 1 hour battle was one of the major turning points of the American Revolution.

   This 24x48 oil painting depicts Arthur Campbell crossing the Watauga river with his 200 militia.

  Canvas Limited Edition giclee prints are available in two sizes: 24x48 $500 and 16x32 $280 (stretched and unframed)
  There will be only 50 of these canvas prints made available.

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