American Revolution

ETHS Content Essays, Primary Sources and Student Activities

Daniel Boone, Wilderness Road and the First Settlers of TN Teacher Packet 

Key Words: Dr. Thomas Walker, Cumberland Gap, long hunters, Daniel Boone, Richard Henderson, Transylvania Purchase, Wilderness Road, William Bean, Thomas Sharpe Spencer

Regulators & the Battle of Alamance Teacher Packet

Key Terms: Regulators, Alamance, North Carolina

The Battle of Kings Mountain Teacher Packet

Key Terms: Overmountain MenJohn Sevier, King's Mountain

The Cumberland Settlement Teacher Packet

Key Terms: Richard Henderson, James RobertsonJohn DonelsonTransylvania PurchaseCumberland Compact, Battle of the Bluffs

The Watauga Compact and Watauga Purchase Teacher Packet

Key Terms: Watauga Purchase, Watuaga CompactLittle Carpenter (Attakullakulla)Dragging Canoe

Watuaga during the Revolution Teacher Packet

Key Terms: Washington District, Cherokee War of 1776, Nancy WardJohn Sevier, Watauga Petitions


American Revolution ETHS Articles

The French and Indian War and the Fort Loudoun Massacre

Connecting the Thread of Early Tennessee History: Fort Loudoun to King's Mountain and Beyond

Fort Loudoun

Kelly, James C. “Fort Loudoun: British Stronghold.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 50 (1978): 72-91.

Stone, Richard G., Jr. “Captain Paul Demere at Fort Loudoun, 1757-1760.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 41 (1969): 17-32.

Stumpf, Stuart. “James Glen, Cherokee Diplomacy, and the Construction of an Overhill Fort.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 50 (1978): 21-30.

The French and Indian War

The Battle of Kings Mountain

 “A King’s Mountain Diary.” Ed. by Mary Hardin McCown. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 14 (1942): 102-105. 

Essington, Meghan. “Memory, Manhood, and Military Service: Gentlemen and Common Planters in the Battle of King’s Mountain.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 86 (2014): 2-17.

The Watauga Compact and Watauga Purchase

Hamer, Philip M. “The Wataugans and the Cherokee Indians in 1776.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 3 (1931): 108-126

Watuaga during the Revolutionary War

Cavendar, Anthony. “The Medical World of John Sevier.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 85 (2013): 90-107.

“Executive Journal of Gov. John Sevier.” Ed. by Samuel C. Williams. Part I. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 1 (1929): 95-153.

 “Executive Journal of Gov. John Sevier.” Ed. by Samuel C. Williams. Part II. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications  2 (1930): 135-149.

“Executive Journal of Gov. John Sevier.” Ed. by Samuel C. Williams. Part III. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 3 (1931): 154-182.

"Executive Journal of Gov. John Sevier.” Ed. by Samuel C. Williams. Part IV. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 4  (1932): 138-167.

"Executive Journal of Gov. John Sevier.” Ed. by Samuel C. Williams. Part V. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 5 (1933): 155-177

"Executive Journal of Gov. John Sevier.” Ed. by Samuel C. Williams. Part VI. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 6 (1934): 104-128

"Executive Journal of Gov. John Sevier.” Ed. by Samuel C. Williams. Part VII. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 7 (1935): 128-164. (Part 1)

"Executive Journal of Gov. John Sevier.” Ed. by Samuel C. Williams. Part VII. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 7 (1935): 128-164. (Part 2)

Jordan, René. “The Evolution of Early Tennessee County Boundaries: Washington County.” Tennessee Ancestors 10, no. 1: April 1994.

Additional Related Articles: 

Caleo, Robert L. “ ‘A Most Serious Wound’: The Memorial of George Farragut.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 79 (2007): 63-79.

Durham, Walter T. “Ulster Immigrants and the Settlement of Tennessee.”  The Journal of East Tennessee History 77 Supplement (June 28-July 1, 2006): 30-44.

O’Donnell, James H. “The Virginia Expedition against the Overhill Cherokee, 1776.The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 39 (1967): 13-25.

“Tennessee Pensioners of the Revolution.” Tennessee Ancestors 5, no. 2 (August 1989): 101-107.

"The Lost Archives of the Cherokee Nation.” Ed. by James William Hagy and Stanley J. Folmsbee. Part I. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 43 (1971): 112-122.

“The Lost Archives of the Cherokee Nation.” Ed. by James William Hagy and Stanley J. Folmsbee. Part II. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 44 (1972): 114-125. (Part 1)

"The Lost Archives of the Cherokee Nation.” Ed. by James William Hagy and Stanley J. Folmsbee. Part I. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 44 (1972): 114-125. (Part 2)

Williams, Samuel C. “Fort Robinson on the Holston.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 4 (1932): 22-31.