A. Overview

The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution, picks up the story after the fall of Charleston in 1780.  After catastrophes at The Waxhaws and Camden, victories in battles and skirmishes such as Brattonsville, Musgrove Mill, Kings Mountain, and Cowpens expelled the British invaders and defeated their loyalist friends, leading to the surrender at Yorktown, Virginia.  The Battle of Guilford Courthouse (North Carolina) and the siege of Ninety Six are also featured in the series.

In this section, find a quick index to the eight modules and episodes. Also, general Revolutionary War terms are included below.

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About The Southern Campaign
About The Southern Campaign

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The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution, picks up the story after the fall of Charleston in 1780. After catastrophes at The Waxhaws and Camden, victories in battles and skirmishes such as...
Continental Congress
Continental Congress

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"The Continental Congress, also known as the Philadelphia Congress, was a convention of delegates called together from the Thirteen Colonies which became the governing body of the United States during...
Revolutionary War Names | Southern Campaign
Revolutionary War Names | Southern Campaign

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Americans opposed to the British were known as “patriots,” “Whigs” “rebels,” or “partisans.” Americans on the British side were called “loyalists,” “royalists,” “Tories,” “the King’s men,” or “Crown...
Provincials and British Legion
Provincials and British Legion

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During the American Revolutionary War, the British army recruited men from the colonies to fight for the Crown. These recruits were known as Provincials. They were uniformed professional soldiers who...

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National Parks Service

Teaching with Historic Places through the National Parks Service offers a series of more than 160 classroom-ready lesson plans (7 specifically for SC) that use historic sites as a means for exploring...