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A History of Fort Frederick | Digital Shorts
A History of Fort Frederick | Digital Shorts

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280 years ago, the colonial government in Port Royal conceded to the settlers’ demands for a new fort for protection from a Spanish incursion. Although its original mission was short-lived, in 1863...
Pickens, Marion, Sumter, Part 3 | Palmetto Heritage
Pickens, Marion, Sumter, Part 3 | Palmetto Heritage

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Thomas Sumter was determined to drive the British out from South Carolina. “The Fighting Gamecock” earned his moniker due to his tenacity in battle. A band of British assassins attempted to sneak into...
Pickens, Marion, Sumter, Part 2 | Palmetto Heritage
Pickens, Marion, Sumter, Part 2 | Palmetto Heritage

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While the British tangled with Andrew Pickens in South Carolina’s upstate, Francis Marion’s patriots fought the British in the Pee Dee region. Marion was known as “The Swamp Fox” due to his effective...
Butler, Pierce | South Carolina Public Radio
Butler, Pierce | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Butler, Pierce (1744-1822). Soldier, planter, statesman. A native of Ireland, Butler was a major in the British army. In 1766, his regiment was transferred to South Carolina. He sold his...
Burke, Aedanus | South Carolina Public Radio
Burke, Aedanus | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Burke, Aedanus (1743-1802). Jurist, congressman. A native of Ireland, Burke arrived in South Carolina in 1775 and served in the militia during the Revolution. In 1780 he was elected a judge...
Colhoun, John Ewing | South Carolina Public Radio
Colhoun, John Ewing | South Carolina Public Radio

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"C" is for Colhoun, John Ewing (ca. 1749-1802). U.S. senator. Born in Virginia, Colhoun moved with his family to Long Canes (present-day Abbeville County). He graduated from Princeton in 1774. During...
Brown, Thomas | South Carolina Public Radio
Brown, Thomas | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Brown, Thomas (1750-1825). Soldier. Brown was among the most notorious Loyalist commanders in the South during the American Revolution. He immigrated to Georgia in 1774, established a large...
Andrew Pickens, Part 8 - Pickens' Later Years
Andrew Pickens, Part 8 - Pickens' Later Years

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In his later years, Andrew Pickens tries to retire, but is called back into service with the War of 1812 on the horizon. In the interval between the American Revolution and the War of 1812, Pickens...
Andrew Pickens, Part 9 - Pickens' Legacy
Andrew Pickens, Part 9 - Pickens' Legacy

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Dr. Edgar reads a letter from Pickens to “Lighthorse” Harry Lee, another Revolutionary War hero. Dr. Andrew follows by talking about Pickens’ legacy, and his place in both South Carolina, and United...