History

on 06 May 2009

This is a shelter (formerly a barn) that we passed the other day in a
beautiful valley. It was featured as a backdrop in the movie, Winter
People. This barn fell on the path of the Overmountain Men. During
the Revolutionary War, 3 militias from Virginia, North Carolina, and
what is now Tennessee joined forces. 1000 men strong, they marched
south to defeat the Brittish is a bloody but critical battle in the
war. Now, the sign said the year 1780. How could that be right?

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr.DeVoe did you stay in the barn it is cool

Anonymous said...

Mr.Devoe,I don't get why there would be a barn right there. How do you sleep in that barn?

Anonymous said...

hi i wish i was there to see the barn so i can see how old the barn was! andi want to see the barn in real life not on the comeputer. i wish you could take me with you to go on the trail.

jfilzen said...

The "final" battle of the Revolutionary War was concluded October 17,1781 at Yorktown, Virginia. The Treaty of Paris was signed September 3, 1783. Due to the slow transit of information back then, there were actually battles fought after the "final" battle was fought. The Overmountain men fought in some of these later battles; however, after some quick research into this event, the reference you cited (Roan Mountain)happened prior to Yorktown and actually had a great impact on the outcome of the war. These Overmountain Men fought incredibly at the battle Kings Mountain, NC Roan Mountain had to be crossed by these Overmountain Men on there way to Kings Mountain where the Patriot victory there forced British General Cornwallis to retreat to Yorktown where he and his men were trapped on a peninsula and defeated. Cornwallis surrendered nearly 8,000 men to the Franco-American Army, thus "ending" the American Revolutionary War!

Thank you Mr. DeVoe for bringing this little known piece of Revolutionary War history alive for us! (Mr. Filzen's Social Studies Classes)

Ms. B. said...

What a beautiful picture! Glad to hear from you, but it sure sounds like it's not been a lot of fun. I met a woman at my favorite store, The Salvo, and her husband walked the trail years ago. He's a teacher down in Horseheads. I gave her your site. You'll bring back incredible memories--both great ones, like the blue tents, and terrible ones, like the last five days. Thinking of you.

...what Christmas songs?

Kyle D said...

the American Revolution officially ended in 1783, so it could be true

Anonymous said...

Hvaing bad weather. Hope you can get some good weather. How is scoob? Keep sending those pictures they are really cool. This from Tess.

Anonymous said...

Wow having bad weather down there hope the weather gets better for you Lucy and Skoob. By the way how is Skoob doing tell him i said hi.This is Bridgette by the way.

Anonymous said...

hi mr devoe

Mr. DeVoe said...

Thanks Mr. Filzen and Kyle. Annonymous...the land around the barn was once used for farming. There was a field down in the valley. It was beautiful.

Mr. DeVoe said...

Sounds good Ms. Bassette. Good to hear from you as well!

Anonymous said...

Hey Mr. DeVoe, that barn looks cool, and it looks like a great veiw behind it!
~Crissy

Anonymous said...

wow I didn't know that,cool!

Anonymous said...

wow mr devoe did you sleep in that barn . oh and one question , why would there be a farm in that kind of area

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr.Devoe,
I hope you are having a fun time on the hike. Was it cool to see that red barn.

From,
Brystal and Jeter

Anonymous said...

hi mr. devoe hope it's warm up there it is up here and we gave Roy a new treat and he liked it.


from,Dylan c

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