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king's mountain.
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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-
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