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The Battle of Kings Mountain, fought on Oct. 7, 1780 is considered a turning point in the American Revolutionary War. Many families from the North Carolina Piedmont and mountains can trace their lineage to one or more patriots who fought the British in the momentous battle.

Loretta Cozart, a descendant of some of those patriots, will discuss the efforts of “Over-the-Mountain Men” and soldiers from the North Carolina Piedmont during the upcoming meeting of the Mary Slocumb Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution on Nov. 9.

While serving as Regent of the Colonel Frederick Hambright Chapter of the DAR in Kings Mountain, Cozart was instrumental in an effort to raise funds to place a monument to honor African American soldiers who took part in the battle at the site.

The presentation portion of the meeting begins at 10:30 a.m., at the Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St., Mooresville. All are invited and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Brenda Collins at 704-516-0278.

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