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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Thomas Sumter | History of SC Slide Collection
Thomas Sumter | History of SC Slide Collection

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Thomas Sumter (1732-1832) was, at his death, the last surviving general of the Revolutionary Army. Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, he fought in the French and Indian Wars as a Virginia militia man...
Edward Rutledge | History of SC Slide Collection
Edward Rutledge | History of SC Slide Collection

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Son of an Irish immigrant doctor, Edward Rutledge (1749-1800) was born in Charleston where he received his early education. Later, he studied law at the Middle Temple in London, returning to South...
Thomas Pinckney | History of SC Slide Collection
Thomas Pinckney | History of SC Slide Collection

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Born in Charleston, the third surviving child of Eliza Lucas and Charles Pinckney, the younger brother of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (see Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, In His 6th Year, and Charles...
Charles Pinckney | History of SC Slide Collection
Charles Pinckney | History of SC Slide Collection

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Born in Charleston, Charles Pinckney (1757-1824) studied law under his father, Colonel Charles Pinckney, and was admitted to the bar, but never practiced law. During the Revolutionary War, he was...
William Moultrie | History of SC Slide Collection
William Moultrie | History of SC Slide Collection

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Born in Charleston, William Moultrie (1730-1805) served in the South Carolina House of Commons, and in 1761, became involved in the Cherokee War. In 1775, he was elected to the first South Carolina...
Dr. John Moultrie | History of SC Slide Collection
Dr. John Moultrie | History of SC Slide Collection

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Dr. John Moultrie, a physician, illustrates the sometimes painful divisions within families that civil war and revolution can cause. The older brother of General William Moultrie (see William Moultrie...
Arthur Middleton | History of SC Slide Collection
Arthur Middleton | History of SC Slide Collection

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Arthur Middleton (1742-1787) was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Born at Middleton Place on the Ashley River, Middleton was educated in South Carolina and in England at Hackney Academy...