About The Southern Campaign


The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution, picks up the story after the fall of Charleston in 1780.  After catastrophes at The Waxhaws and Camden, victories in battles and skirmishes such as Brattonsville, Musgrove Mill, Kings Mountain, and Cowpens expelled the British invaders and defeated their loyalist friends, leading to the surrender at Yorktown, Virginia.  The Battle of Guilford Courthouse (North Carolina) and the siege of Ninety Six are also featured in the series.

The Southern Campaign was critical in determining the outcome of the American Revolutionary War, yet the South’s importance has been downplayed in most historical accounts to date.  SCETV has previously produced a documentary for public television, The Mapping of Kosciusko’s Tunnel, about archeological work at Ninety Six National Historic Site.

Each of The Southern Campaign eight modules include a short video episode, photos, maps and online curriculum for South Carolina teachers. Below find a quick index to the modules and direct links to the video episodes.

1 The Battle of Waxhaws Waxhaws: Blood in the Backcountry (CC)
2 Brattonsville - Huck's Defeat Brattonsville: Choosing Sides (CC)
3 The Battle of Camden  Camden: Defeat and Destruction (CC)
4 The Battle of Musgrove Mill  Musgrove Mill: Ray of Hope (CC)
5 The Battle of Kings Mountain  Kings Mountain: Turn of the Tide of Success (CC)
6 The Battle of Cowpens  Cowpens: A Brilliant Victory (CC)
7 The Battle of Guilford Courthouse Guilford Courthouse: Costly Victory (CC)
8 Ninety Six  Ninety Six: End Game (CC)

Funding and support for this production is provided by The National Park Service, The Self Foundation Family, The George Washington Endowment Fund of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, The South Carolina State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, and a contribution from Dr. Charles B. Hanna.

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