William Campbell

William Campbell was the commander of the patriots at Kings Mountain. Some of the Carolina troops attempted to claim the glory of victory by belittling Campbell. Samuel Newell was called upon to defend Campbell’s performance there and presented conclusive testimony. Campbell served as a commissioner of Washington County as did Newell. Campbell’s wife was a Patrick Henry sister. Campbell was a graduate of Liberty Hall during its Augusta Academy years. He lived in current Smyth County (Marion) VA.

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