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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Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko | Ninety Six
Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko | Ninety Six

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Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko was a Polish–Lithuanian military engineer and a military leader who became a national hero in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, and the United States. During the Siege of Ninety...
The British "Star Fort" | Ninety Six
The British "Star Fort" | Ninety Six

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The British fort, or "redoubt" at Ninety Six was nick-named "The Star Fort," due to the shape of the stronghold. The "star fort" provided an effective defensive position, built adjacent to the town of...
General Nathanael Greene | Ninety Six
General Nathanael Greene | Ninety Six

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Even though General Nathaniel Greene's army suffered a defeat at the hands of General Cornwallis at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, Greene's army was largely still intact. Cornwallis moved his army...
The Fife And Drum | Guilford Courthouse
The Fife And Drum | Guilford Courthouse

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The fife and drum played a crucial role during the American Revolution. They were used as tools for commanders to communicate with their troops. Fifes and drums were much easier to use for relaying...
Women Camp Followers | Guilford Courthouse
Women Camp Followers | Guilford Courthouse

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In many cases, women “camp followers” accompanied soldiers on the road. Their roles were to nurse the wounded, patch clothing, and provide meals. It was considered to be much safer for women to...
General Nathanael Greene | Guilford Courthouse
General Nathanael Greene | Guilford Courthouse

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In the fall of 1780, George Washington appointed General Nathanael Greene to command the Continental army in the South. Following the victory at the Battle of Cowpens, Lt. General Charles Earl...