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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John Laurens | History of SC Slide Collection
John Laurens | History of SC Slide Collection

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John Laurens (c1755-1782) was the son of Continental Congress President Henry Laurens, and aide-de-camp to George Washington. Born in South Carolina, Laurens went to London to study law, but returned...
Henry Laurens | History of SC Slide Collection
Henry Laurens | History of SC Slide Collection

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Henry Laurens (1724-1792), one of South Carolina's leading figures during the Revolution, was a member of the First and Second Provincial Congresses, President of the Council of Safety, and President...
Andrew Jackson | History of SC Slide Collection
Andrew Jackson | History of SC Slide Collection

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Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), 7th President of the United States, was born in Waxhaw, South Carolina, of a backcountry family. Wounded and imprisoned in the Revolutionary War before his 14th birthday...
Nathanael Greene | History of SC Slide Collection
Nathanael Greene | History of SC Slide Collection

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Nathanael Greene (1742-1786) was raised in New England in a Quaker family, but helped organize local Rhode Island militia when the revolution approached, and in 1775 was appointed the commander of a...
William Gibbes | History of SC Slide Collection
William Gibbes | History of SC Slide Collection

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William Gibbes (1722-1789) owned extensive properties in several parishes in Colleton County, and was a ship owner and merchant. He was one of three developers who filled in the tip of land on the...
Kings Mountain Bicentennial | Palmetto Special
Kings Mountain Bicentennial | Palmetto Special

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This program on the Battle of Kings Mountain follows a documentary format. It centers around the Bicentennial Celebration in September and October of 1980. The activities that were covered as a part...