The Southern Campaign was critical in determining the outcome of the American Revolutionary War, yet the South’s importance has been downplayed in most historical accounts to date. The National Park Service has recognized the importance of the Southern Campaign with the creation of its Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks group. The group includes Cowpens National Battlefield, Kings Mountain National Military Park, Ninety Six National Historic Site, and Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. Walter Edgar talks with John Slaughter, superintendent of the parks, about the creation of this group, and its importance in telling the story of the American Revolution in the War.

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Introduction | Walter Edgar's Journal
Introduction | Walter Edgar's Journal

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Walter Edgar and John Slaughter discuss the national park service’s efforts in creating their “Southern Campaign of the American Revolution” park grouping.
Engagements Before 1776 | Walter Edgar's Journal
Engagements Before 1776 | Walter Edgar's Journal

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The Revolutionary War may have officially started on July 4, 1776, but there were battles before that date. Walter Edgar and John Slaughter discuss engagements with the British before the official...
Battlefield Preservation | Walter Edgar's Journal
Battlefield Preservation | Walter Edgar's Journal

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Walter Edgar and John Slaughter discuss how the Civil War Battlefield Trust has taken an interest in Revolutionary War battlefields, and their efforts in wanting to preserve these historic locations...
Understanding The Past | Walter Edgar's Journal
Understanding The Past | Walter Edgar's Journal

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John Slaughter discusses the challenge of putting people back in the mindset of the past, in order to fully understand it. Slaughter points out an incongruencewith trying to understand history, and...