During the Revolutionary War, more battles occurred in South Carolina than anywhere in the Union.
In September 1781, the Battle of Eutaw Springs was the last engagement of the Revolutionary Wat.in the Carolinas. Over two-thousand ill-equipped, underfed, barely clothed Americans attacked a force of 2,300 well-equipped British soldiers. Strategy for the attack is credited to the genius of General Francis Marion, who knew every foot of the Santee swamps and river This last major battle in South Carolina completely broke the British hold in the South and denied needed aid to the British forces in the North.
- 4.2 Demonstrate an understanding of the identity of a new nation, including the state of South Carolina between 17301800.
- 8.2 Demonstrate an understanding of how South Carolinians and Americans created a revolutionary form of government during the period of 1757 1815.