The ARWLHC Project On Colonel Frederick Hambright

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The ARWLHC Project On Colonel Frederick Hambright

  1. 1. To see them… Finding Colonel Frederick Hambright and his friends Martin CJ Mongiello The American Revolutionary War Living History Center ©2010 Martin CJ Mongiello The American Revolutionary War Living History Center Page 1 of 11
  2. 2. Table of Contents As this is a growing body of work, the table of contents continues to expand and grow. Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….page 3 The Colonel Frederick Hambright legacy…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………page 4 The painting idea and project……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...page 4 References…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……..page9 Martin CJ Mongiello The American Revolutionary War Living History Center Page 2 of 11
  3. 3. Within time we see the busts and paintings of several leaders at the great battle of King’s Mountain. Governors Sevier and Shelby are well seen on earth and in time for their later fame and fortune. But where are the paintings or alabaster sculptures of the humble men who fought there like Colonel Cleaveland, Hambright, Lacey, Winston, Johnston, McDowell, Williams or Major Chronicle to name only a few. There are many missing within time who lived humble lives of quietness and were not celebrated with medals, busts, paintings and statues. However, they did save this country when it was faced with domination, doom and absolute invasion. As my studies have been spent on three years of celebrating the goodly deeds of Colonel Frederick Hambright – I would now like to focus my efforts on studies of his facial and body features to further explore a painting or statue be made of him. After that, the same medical, family study could be completed on Colonel Cleaveland and others – to the same end goals. ~ I would like to see if I can help history a bit more than has been provided. I live near the great battle site of King's Mountain and we have known for decades about the many colonels that fought here. Some of the more famous ones have portraits done of them, like Governor (a colonel during the battle) Sevier of Tennessee and Governor (the same) Shelby of Kentucky. Martin CJ Mongiello The American Revolutionary War Living History Center Page 3 of 11
  4. 4. Governor Isaac Shelby Governor John Sevier The problem is that we have never seen anything of the famed other colonels! There is not one scrap of information or drawings. A few may be found. I would like to work on the famed Colonel Frederick Hambright, of the famed Hambright legacy. My family lives in the Hambright mansion, built in 1879, by his great-great grandson, Doctor Alfred Frederick Hambright. I propose to make Colonel Frederick Hambright the purpose of my study, to commission an artist and have him painted for the world to share in. Thereafter, I would like to further research the other missing Colonels from the great battle of King’s Mountain, and have them painted as well. I have contacted my good friend, Thomas Kelly Pauley of the Tower Studio. I propose to go on a search for paintings or pictures of him. Is this him, right here? Standing in front of his house? I only wish I could go to where he lived and find what we need. Martin CJ Mongiello The American Revolutionary War Living History Center Page 4 of 11
  5. 5. I would begin my search locally and into Prussia, where he is from. I would open up a web project for this search. I would utilize family members of the Hambright’s to graph similar features together for the best photo of him I can create. Then, I would develop that into a painting for the artisit to have something to work with. My project could break new ground in research and assist the non-profit center of the American Revolutionary War Living History Center (ARWLHC), who is supporting this project in conjunction with Professor Kotoske of the Art Institutes of America. The project will financially be endowed and supported with its own web sections and sent for publishing to Westmoreland Printing and Publishing of Shelby, NC as an all expense paid publication grant for student, Martin CJ Mongiello ART3010 XB. Martin CJ Mongiello The American Revolutionary War Living History Center Page 5 of 11
  6. 6. Henry Augustus Hambright, Col., 79th, Regt. Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Brevet Brig. Gen. U.S.V. June 7, 1865, Born: March 24, 1819 Lancaster, Pa., Died: February 19, 1893. He is from the original Hambright clan of Lancaster County – which is where Frederick is from. Descendent Lawson B. Hambright, certified grandson of Colonel Frederick and Mary Hambright (formerly Mary Dover) via their son, Henry Hambright. Martin CJ Mongiello The American Revolutionary War Living History Center Page 6 of 11
  7. 7. Descendant 2nd Lieutenant Horace G. Hambright, 22nd U.S. Infantry, who died at Fort Yates, North Dakota, of injuries April 15, 1896 Certified descendant. Otto Hambright. Marie Conder and Otto Hambright wedding photo, 1922. Martin CJ Mongiello The American Revolutionary War Living History Center Page 7 of 11
  8. 8. The famed artist, Thomas Kelly Pauley, of the Tower Studio has agreed to do the painting and recently compiled a major project just like this with great success! Colonel Abraham Buford (pictured below) was pieced together via the same format, from several other ancestors photos and information. Mr. Pauley has also recently completed a major painting of President Grant and his wife Julia, for the Grant home in Galena, Illinois. He also recently was featured at Tryon Palace, NC. In conclusion, despite this project being quite daunting and possibly, outlandish to accomplish, others have already completed such ideas. Upon writing to the artist, I was surprised to find out that the Buford family had done the exact thing I proposed, already. My greatest fear was that my idea was too difficult to accomplish, or would be unacceptable. I feared breaking new ground and that my proposal might be challenging for a seasoned and very accomplished artist. I knew that it was critical, to hire a very famous artist to support the eventual, first-ever painting of Colonel Hambright. In the case of Mr. Pauley, his works are quite stunning and he is fully capable. He is a member of the Yorkville Artist’s Guild, the York County Art’s Council, and the South Carolina Historical Society. We look forward to seeing the completed commission, with joy! Martin CJ Mongiello The American Revolutionary War Living History Center Page 8 of 11
  9. 9. Here are some beginning sources I have developed. This list is not claimed to be comprehensive or representative of the best work completed, worldwide. Rather, it is a work in progress which welcomes updates and sources to make it stronger. Aheron, P. P. Gastonia and Gaston County, North Carolina. Arcadia Publishing, 2001. Print. Provides a good history and glimpse into early life in former Tryon County. Alderman, P. One Heroic Hour at Kings Mountain. Overmountain Pr, 1990. Print. An excellent resource book for the magnificent deeds of Colonel Frederick Hambright during the day of the battle. Campbell, J. A. Genealogical Account of the Ancestors in America of Joseph Andrew Kelly Campbell and Elizabeth Edith Deal (His Wife). Privately printed, 1921. Print. Specifically provides family tree information linked to the Hambrights. Dameron, J. D. King's Mountain: The Defeat of the Loyalists, October 7, 1780. Da Capo Pr, 2003. Print. Provides very detailed proofs of Colonel Hambright's ingenious actions in seizing the young Ponder family boy, just before the battle. The History Channel and National Park Service continues to showcase inaccurate falsehoods of a young woman providing information about British Major Ferguson. Dixon, M. The Wataugans: First Free and Independent Community on the Continent. Overmountain Pr, 1989. Print. An excellent resource for any reader exploring America's first, free government of the people and by the people, complete with Declaration of Independence. Dunkerly, R. The Battle of King's Mountain: Eyewitness Accounts. History Pr, 2007. Print. This book provides blow-by-blow details of statements and pension statements about the battle of King's Mountain. It's categoric listing of alphabetic family names is extremely helpful. Martin CJ Mongiello The American Revolutionary War Living History Center Page 9 of 11
  10. 10. Dykeman, W. The Battle of Kings Mountain 1780 with Fire and Sword. Government Printing Office. Print. An alterante source of information on the battle of King's Mountain, complete with area and family information. Hambright, B. E., and UL Patterson. Cleveland County People and Places. Arcadia Publishing, 2002. Print. An excellent source of photographs in black and white. Hunter, C. L. Sketches of Western North Carolina. Heritage Books, 1996. Print. An excellent book which picks up on the truth of who led the South Fork Boys in battle, it's relationship to the actual Commander, Colonel Graham and it's temporary Commander, Major Chronicle. These questions are greatly resolved. Hunter, CL. Sketches of Western North Carolina, Historical and Biographical: Illustrating Principally the Revolutionary Period of Mecklenburg, Rowan, Lincoln, and Adjoining Counties, Accompanied with Miscellaneous Information,... Regional Publishing Company, 1970. Print. This tome provides an excellent source of information on Lieutenant Colonel Hambright and his immigration to the colonies. Lee, J. E., and J. L. West. York and Western York County: The Story of a Southern Eden. Arcadia Publishing, 2002. Print. An excellent historical reference for across the state line and in South Carolina. Patterson, UL, and B. E. Hambright. Shelby and Cleveland County, North Carolina. Arcadia Publishing, 2000. Print. Here is an excellent photographic record of olden times and the good old days. This book is 90% photographs. Particular attention can be paid to Hambright dynasty men. Sherman, W. T. "Calendar and Record of the Revolutionary War in the South: 1780- 1781." (2003). Print. An excellent source with extensive backgrounds on leaders and excellent footnotes. Martin CJ Mongiello The American Revolutionary War Living History Center Page 10 of 11
  11. 11. White, K. K. The King's Mountain Men: The Story of the Battle, with Sketches of the American Soldiers Who Took Part. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002. Print. Another fine source of information on the battle of King's Mountain. This tome takes the time to paint verbal illustrations of the men involved. Martin CJ Mongiello The American Revolutionary War Living History Center Page 11 of 11

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