South Carolina's Role in the Revolutionary War

Learn about South Carolina's role in the American Revolutionary War. Also, learn about major battles fought in South Carolina and meet political and war heroes like William Jasper, Thomas Sumter, Andrew Pickens, Francis Marion and more.
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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...
Bull, Stephen | South Carolina Public Radio
Bull, Stephen | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Bull, Stephen (d. 1800). Soldier, legislator. Descended from one of the first families of South Carolina, Stephen Bull was the nephew of Lieutenant Governor William Bull, Jr. Bull...
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...
Guerard, Benjamin | South Carolina Public Radio
Guerard, Benjamin | South Carolina Public Radio

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"G" is for Guerard, Benjamin (d. 1788). Governor. Guerard studied law in England and was admitted to the South Carolina bar in 1761. He served in the Commons House, but spent most of his time dealing...
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...
Horry, Peter | South Carolina Public Radio
Horry, Peter | South Carolina Public Radio

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"H" is for Horry, Peter (ca. 1743-1815) Planter, soldier, legislator. In 1775, Peter Horry was commissioned a captain in the Second South Carolina Regiment. By 1780, he commanded the Fifth South...