B. American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

Learn the individual stories of men and women who were involved in major events leading up to, during and after The War for Independence (1775-1783).

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Pickens, Marion, Sumter, Part 2 | Palmetto Heritage
Pickens, Marion, Sumter, Part 2 | Palmetto Heritage

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While the British tangled with Andrew Pickens in South Carolina’s upstate, Francis Marion’s patriots fought the British in the Pee Dee region. Marion was known as “The Swamp Fox” due to his effective...
Pickens, Marion, Sumter, Part 3 | Palmetto Heritage
Pickens, Marion, Sumter, Part 3 | Palmetto Heritage

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Thomas Sumter was determined to drive the British out from South Carolina. “The Fighting Gamecock” earned his moniker due to his tenacity in battle. A band of British assassins attempted to sneak into...
Bull, Stephen | South Carolina Public Radio
Bull, Stephen | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Bull, Stephen (d. 1800). Soldier, legislator. Descended from one of the first families of South Carolina, Stephen Bull was the nephew of Lieutenant Governor William Bull, Jr. Bull...
Burke, Aedanus | South Carolina Public Radio
Burke, Aedanus | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Burke, Aedanus (1743-1802). Jurist, congressman. A native of Ireland, Burke arrived in South Carolina in 1775 and served in the militia during the Revolution. In 1780 he was elected a judge...
Guerard, Benjamin | South Carolina Public Radio
Guerard, Benjamin | South Carolina Public Radio

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"G" is for Guerard, Benjamin (d. 1788). Governor. Guerard studied law in England and was admitted to the South Carolina bar in 1761. He served in the Commons House, but spent most of his time dealing...
Brown, Thomas | South Carolina Public Radio
Brown, Thomas | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Brown, Thomas (1750-1825). Soldier. Brown was among the most notorious Loyalist commanders in the South during the American Revolution. He immigrated to Georgia in 1774, established a large...