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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William Wragg | History of SC Slide Collection
William Wragg | History of SC Slide Collection

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William Wragg (1714-1777) was a prominent loyalist during the American Revolution. Born in South Carolina, educated in the law in England, he returned to his native land in 1734, and rapidly rose to...
Thomas Taylor | History of SC Slide Collection
Thomas Taylor | History of SC Slide Collection

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Thomas Taylor (1743-1833) owned the plantation at the top of a hill next to the confluence of the Broad and Saluda Rivers in Richland County that became the site of the city of Columbia in 1786 (see...
Banastre Tarleton | History of SC Slide Collection
Banastre Tarleton | History of SC Slide Collection

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Banastre Tarleton (1754-1833), known to South Carolina revolutionary leaders as "Bloody Tarleton," first came to Charleston as an officer under General Clinton's command in the failed attack on Fort...
Thomas Sumter | History of SC Slide Collection
Thomas Sumter | History of SC Slide Collection

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Thomas Sumter (1732-1832) was, at his death, the last surviving general of the Revolutionary Army. Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, he fought in the French and Indian Wars as a Virginia militia man...
Eliza Rutledge | History of SC Slide Collection
Eliza Rutledge | History of SC Slide Collection

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Eliza Rutledge (1776-1842), the daughter of John Rutledge, was fifteen when she was painted by the distinguished American historical painter John Trumbull (1756-1843) in 1791. She later became Mrs...
Edward Rutledge | History of SC Slide Collection
Edward Rutledge | History of SC Slide Collection

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Son of an Irish immigrant doctor, Edward Rutledge (1749-1800) was born in Charleston where he received his early education. Later, he studied law at the Middle Temple in London, returning to South...