Dorcas Richardson

The movie The Patriot was based loosely on Francis Marion fighting Colonel Tarleton. The Story of Dorcas Richardson is a true story taped at Historic Camden about one of Marion’s men and his wife’s “battle” with the British Officer.

The FULL Version and CLIPS from the program are included below.

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Home Under Siege | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women
Home Under Siege | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women

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Dorcas Nelson Richardson, Part 2 - Home Under Siege Captain Richardson returns to Clarendon County to find his home is under siege by Colonel Bannister Tarleton, whom is using the Richardson Home as...
Capture | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women
Capture | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women

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Dorcas Nelson Richardson, Part 4 - Capture Dorcas Richardson refuses to betray her husband and reveal his whereabouts under threat of death, even after her husband’s aid in escaping prison camp is...
St. John’s Island  | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women
St. John’s Island | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women

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Dorcas Nelson Richardson, Part 5 - St. John’s Island Dorcas and her daughter continue to protect Captain Richardson. The two spread rumors and tell Tarleton that he is in “St. John’s Island”. The...
Becoming a Loyalist | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women
Becoming a Loyalist | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women

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Dorcas Nelson Richardson, Part 6 - Becoming a Loyalist Tarleton tries to convince Captain Richardson’s brother to become a Loyalist and deliver a letter to Richardson in order to find his location.