1. "The Loyalist Trials at Ninety Six in 1779." South Carolina Historical Magazine 80 (1979): 172-81. Robert Scott Davis, author.
2. "An Old Map Documents Revolutionary War Sites." Georgia Historical Quarterly 69 (1986): 518-22. Robert Scott Davis, author.
3. “Change and Remembrance: How Promoting the Kettle Creek Battlefield Went from the Means to Becoming the End in Itself.” Journal of the Georgia Association of Historians 24 (2003): 61-79. Robert Scott Davis, author.
4. “Lessons from Kettle Creek: Patriotism and Loyalism at Askance on the Southern Frontier.” Journal of Backcountry Studies 1 (1) (May 2006), n. p. (online journal): http://www.uncg.edu/~rmcalhoo/jbs/ An expanded version of this article is in Robert M. Calhoon, ed., Tory Insurgents through the University of South Craolina Press: http://www.sc.edu/uscpress/books/2010/3920.html
“A Frontier for Pioneer Revolutionaries: John Dooly and the Beginnings of Popular Democracy in Original Wilkes County.” Georgia Historical Quarterly 90 (Fall 2006): 315-49. An expanded version of this article is in Robert M. Calhoon, ed., Tory Insurgents through the University of South Craolina Press: http://www.sc.edu/uscpress/books/2010/3920.html
5. “The Battle of Kettle Creek.” Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution 3 (2)(February 2006): 30-35. http://www.southerncampaign.org/
6. “Revolution 3” (2) (February 2006): 35-37.
“The Loyalists at Kettle Creek.” Southern Campaigns of the American http://www.southerncampaign.org/
7. Revolution 3 (2)(February 2006): 43-44. http://www.southerncampaign.org/
“Carr’s Fort, Georgia-Battle Site.” Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution 3 (2)(February 2006): 44-46. http://www.southerncampaign.org/
8. “Biography: Colonel John Hamilton of the Royal North Carolina Regiment.” Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution 3 (5)(May 2006): 32-34. http://www.southerncampaign.org/
9. “Biography: Colonel John Dooly.” Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution 3 (5)(May 2006): 32-34.30-32. http://www.southerncampaign.org/
10. “Cherokee Ford Fight and the Battle of Vann’s Creek, Georgia.” Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution 5 (1) (winter 2008): 21-23. http://www.southerncampaign.org/
Articles on Elijah Clark and John Dooly in the Dictionary of Georgia Biography (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1983).
11. “Austin Dabney” in Dictionary of African American National Biography.
12. “John Dooly” in American National Biography.
13. "List of Prisoners, Ninety Six Jail, 1779." South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research 5 (1977): 195-98.
14. "New List of Revolutionary Soldiers Who Fought at Kettle Creek." Georgia Genealogical Magazine no. 67 (1978): 41-46.
15. "Tories Murdered in the South Carolina Upcountry During the Revolution." South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research 9 (1981): 125-27.
16. “William Bartram, Wrightsborough, and the Prospects for the Georgia Backcountry, 1765-1774.” Pp. 15-32 in Kathryn E. Holland Braund and Charlotte M. Potter, eds.
17. Fields of Vision: Essays on the Travels of William Bartram. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2010. WORKS BY OTHERS:Elliott, Daniel T., report no. 131.
18. “Stirring up a Hornet’s Nest: The Kettle Creek Battlefield Survey”. Savannah: Lamar institute, 2009. Internet book at:
19. “A Hammett Family in Georgia History.” Columbus, Ga.: Chereth Creek, 2008. Smith, Gordon Burns.
20. “Morningstars of Liberty: The Revolutionary War in
Georgia, 1775-1783”, Volume One. Boyd Publishing, Milledgeville, Georgia http://www.factorswalk.com/morningstar/morning1.htm
21-25. Author Christine Swager is a retired educator, having taught in the College of Education at The University of South Carolina. When teachers pointed out the scarcity of literature for their students concerning the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution, Dr. Swager determined to address that need. The book, Heroes of Kettle Creek puts in context for people who don’t know the whole story of Georgia’s militia contributions. She is the author of:
21. "Black Crows and White Cockades"
22. "If Ever Your Country Needs You Come to the Cowpens"
23. "The Valiant Died"
24. "The Battle of Eutaw Springs"
25. "Heroes of Kettle Creek: 1779-1783"
30. “REVOLUTIONARY WAR-TIMELINE.” Dr. Christine Swager researched this timeline and based it on Lumpkin, Henry. From Savannah to Yorktown: The American Revolution in the South http://search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A0oG7t3PX4RPXDYAVElXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE1aWE3cjRoBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMgRjb2xvA2FjMgR2dGlkA01TWTAxMl8xNzc-/SIG=121easojm/EXP=1334104143/**http%3a//utahdar.org/members/revwartimeline.pdf
31. “The Hornet's Nest.” A Novel by President Jimmy Carter ; Carter, Jimmy. This is fiction, well-written and very interesting, and it gives the reader a good idea of the hardships encountered by the settlers in Wilkes County.
32. Harris, Joel Chandler. Stories of Georgia. American Book Company, 1896. (Reprinted)
33. Gilmer, Gov. George Rockingham. Sketches of Some of the First Settlers of Upper Georgia. 1855.
34. Moss, Dr. Bobby and Michael Scroggins. African-American Patriots in the Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution. Scotia Hibernia Press, Blacksburg, SC 2004.
35. Moss, Dr. Bobby and Michael Scroggins. African-American Loyalists Scotia Hibernia Press, Blacksburg, SC 2004.
36. Hays, Dr. Louise Frederick, Director of Georgia Department of Archives and History and State Historian of Georgia. Hero of the Hornets Nest; a Biography of Elijah Clark, 1733-1799. Stratford House, NY. 1946
Georgia Land Preservation and Environmental Organizations
Georgia History, Cultural and Arts Statewide Organizations
Kettle Creek Battlefield - Historical Marker Database
Inscription: Marker Front:
The Patriots whose names appear on this marker are those who may have participated in the Battle of Kettle Creek on February 14, 1779
THE HISTORICALMARKER DATABASE: http://www.hmdb.org/Marker.asp?Marker=46285
From Oral History and Family Tradition comes a story resulting from conflicts between the Tories and the Patriots during the time period between 1779-1781. Capt. Stephen Heard, member of the Wilkes County Militia and Governor of Georgia fought during those difficult times of the Revolution. Apparently he had been captured by the Loyalist and was sentenced to hang while in jail in Augusta. This is a story about how he was freed. (Note: Heard’s Fort was named after the Heards – John Heard and his two sons Stephen and Barnard. Where Heard’s Fort once stood became the City of Washington - named after General George Washington, the good friend of Stephen Heard and family.