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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Henry Laurens | History of SC Slide Collection
Henry Laurens | History of SC Slide Collection

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Henry Laurens (1724-1792), one of South Carolina's leading figures during the Revolution, was a member of the First and Second Provincial Congresses, President of the Council of Safety, and President...
Nathanael Greene | History of SC Slide Collection
Nathanael Greene | History of SC Slide Collection

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Nathanael Greene (1742-1786) was raised in New England in a Quaker family, but helped organize local Rhode Island militia when the revolution approached, and in 1775 was appointed the commander of a...
William Gibbes | History of SC Slide Collection
William Gibbes | History of SC Slide Collection

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William Gibbes (1722-1789) owned extensive properties in several parishes in Colleton County, and was a ship owner and merchant. He was one of three developers who filled in the tip of land on the...
John Drayton | History of SC Slide Collection
John Drayton | History of SC Slide Collection

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John Drayton (1766-1822) served as governor of South Carolina from 1800-1802 and from 1808-1810. The eldest child of William Henry Drayton, he was born at Drayton Hall. He was educated at the College...
Kings Mountain Bicentennial | Palmetto Special
Kings Mountain Bicentennial | Palmetto Special

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This program on the Battle of Kings Mountain follows a documentary format. It centers around the Bicentennial Celebration in September and October of 1980. The activities that were covered as a part...
Sir Henry Clinton | History of SC Slide Collection
Sir Henry Clinton | History of SC Slide Collection

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Sir Henry Clinton (1738-1795) commanded the force that unsuccessfully attacked Charleston at the beginning of the American Revolution in 1776. When General William Howe resigned as commander in chief...