Touring South Carolina's Revolutionary War Sites (Touring the Backroads)

Touring South Carolina's Revolutionary War Sites (Touring the Backroads)

Daniel W. Barefoot

Language: English

Pages: 356

ISBN: 0895871823

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The text tells the story of the Revolution in South Carolina as it examines specific war sites. Includes 21 tours of sites such as Cowpens, Ninety-Six, Camden, Eutaw Springs, and Kings Mountain. It also includes relevant historic sites in many of South Carolina's towns, including Charleston, Columbia, Winnsboro, and Georgetown.

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277, 280; skirmishes at Bee’s Plantation, 101 Tarleton’s Legion, 37, 178, 193-94, 242, 246 Taylor Cemetery, 300 Taylor, John, 300 Taylor, Thomas, 38, 300 Tearcoat Swamp (Branch), 8 Tennent, William, 127, 197, 282 Texas, 146 Texas Declaration of Independence, 146 Thicketty Creek, 176, 178 Thicketty Fort, 176 Thicketty Mountain, 177, 182, 184 Thomas Hepworth House, 108 Thomas Heyward House, 86 Thomas, John, 159, 175 Thomas, John, Sr., 175 Thomas Pinckney House, 61 Thomas Price

north on May 10, 1791, during his tour of South Carolina. Continue on U.S. 17 for 8.7 miles to the entrance to Laurel Springs Plantation. Not open to the public, the plantation grounds contain the tomb of Dr. James Lynch, a surgeon during the Revolution. Follow U.S. 17 for another 1.9 miles to the bridge over the Combahee River near the former site of the Combahee Ferry. During the last week of August 1782, the British, in an attempt to provide supplies for their besieged garrison in

about the treaty, he set out to capture Patrick Cunningham by sending forth a thirteen-hundred-man column from his burgeoning forty-five-hundred-man army. On December 22, 1775, Cunningham narrowly escaped capture when his camp was attacked by the Patriots. For a time, Tory strength in the Ninety Six area was diluted. But by 1780, Ninety Six was a Tory stronghold considered by some to be impregnable. The village itself was stockaded. West of Ninety Six was a small outpost known as Fort Holmes,

Refuge. Towering above the lake and the moss-draped trees near the water’s edge is the giant Indian mound that later became Fort Watson. A wooden walkway allows visitors to ascend to the summit. A climb to the top affords a view similar to that enjoyed by British soldiers when they established their outpost here during the Revolutionary War. Named for Colonel John Watson, who commanded a large Tory force in the area, the fort consisted of a small stockade protected by three rings of abatis. All

manpower. For that, he had Daniel Morgan to thank. Ultimately, this shortage of troops led Cornwallis to Yorktown in a futile attempt to unite with British troops in the Virginia Tidewater. Return to your vehicle and continue on the park road as it passes several parking overlooks with markers. Approximately 1.3 miles from the visitor center, you will reach a picnic area. Proceed another 0.6 mile to the Robert Scruggs House. This restored log cabin has been placed on the grounds so visitors may

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