We know that both Adoniram and his brother, David Allen, Jr. were at the Battle of King's Mountain in North Carolina (from David Allen, Jr. pension) and also Moore's Creek Bridge. Moore's Creek Bridge is on a highway between Raleigh and Wilmington. The Patriots took the wood that you walk on off the bridge an left the arch that goes over the bridge. They greased the bridge. As the British tried to cross the bridge, they fell off.