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The royal slaves, the royal owls,
Flew high on every hand; But soon they settled—gave a howl,
And quarter'd to Cleveland.
I would not tell the number
Of Tories slain that day, But surely it is certain
That none did run away.
For all that were a living,
Were happy to give up; So let us make thanksgiving,
And pass the bright tin-cup.
To all the brave regiments,
Let's toast 'em for their health,
And may our good country Have quietude and wealth.
1 King's Mountain is situated near the Cherokee Ford, in the northern part of South Carolina. The battle ground is about one mile and a half south of the South Carolina line.
2 Battle of King's Mountain. The following brilliant account of this action is taken from the oration of the Hon. J. T. Preston, delivered at the battle ground, on the 4th of October, 1855. The bat-