Southern Campaign

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.  

Grades 6-12

Eight online educational lessons are based around short video segments produced in a documentary style, consisting of historical reenactments, demonstrations, interviews with historians, period artifacts and music, artistic renderings, and maps. 

South Carolina ETV, The National Park Service, The Self Family FoundationThe George Washington Endowment Fund of the National Society of the Sons of the American RevolutionThe South Carolina State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and The ETV Endowment of South Carolina (a contribution from Dr. Charles B. Hanna) collaborated to tell the stories of The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution.

 

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Guilford Courthouse | The Southern Campaign
Guilford Courthouse | The Southern Campaign

Video

The Battle of Guilford Courthouse was fought on March 15, 1781. This battle decided the outcome for the Carolinas because even though Cornwallis won, technically, he lost 25% of his force.
Musgrove Mill | The Southern Campaign
Musgrove Mill | The Southern Campaign

Video

August 19th 1780, three days after the Battle of Camden, another battle was fought. British Provincials from Ninety Six were camped near Edward Musgrove’s grist mill on the Enoree River, with many...
Ninety Six: End Game | The Southern Campaign
Ninety Six: End Game | The Southern Campaign

Video

Ninety Six was a small frontier town near Greenwood, South Carolina—an essential part of the geography of British strongholds designed to seal off Charleston and the low country from French, Spanish...
Captain John Sevier | Kings Mountain
Captain John Sevier | Kings Mountain

Photo

After the patriot's victory at the Battle of Camden, under the direction of Major Patrick Ferguson, British Provincials and Loyalist solders were sent to suppress Patriot activity in the mountains...
Colonel Elijah Clarke | Musgrove Mill
Colonel Elijah Clarke | Musgrove Mill

Photo

Colonel Elijah Clarke was the leader of the Wilkes County, Georgia militia. He along with Col. Isaac Shelby, leader of the Overmountain men militia, and Col James Williams, leader of the Little River...
General Daniel Morgan | Cowpens
General Daniel Morgan | Cowpens

Photo

General Nathaniel Greene sent a portion of his men under General Daniel Morgan to fight the British in western South Carolina. In response, Lt. General Charles Earl Cornwallis sent Lt. Colonel...

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National Parks Service

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...