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South Carolina's Revolutionary War Battlefields: A Tour Guide

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More Revolutionary War battles were fought in South Carolina than in any other state. At least 250 well-documented conflicts took place in the Palmetto State, including three of the war's most decisive battles--Camden, Cowpens, and Kings Mountain. This easy-to-use handbook gives precise directions for driving and hiking to the actual locations where forty-five of the most exciting conflicts occurred.

History comes alive as visitors to Hanging Rock learn that future president ...

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Overview

More Revolutionary War battles were fought in South Carolina than in any other state. At least 250 well-documented conflicts took place in the Palmetto State, including three of the war's most decisive battles--Camden, Cowpens, and Kings Mountain. This easy-to-use handbook gives precise directions for driving and hiking to the actual locations where forty-five of the most exciting conflicts occurred.

History comes alive as visitors to Hanging Rock learn that future president Andrew Jackson served there--when he was only thirteen. Read about British colonel Banastre Tarleton's massacre of surrendering Patriots, while standing right where it happened at the former Waxhaws settlement. Each entry also features a summary, including the date and location of each battle, the commanders' names, and the number of fatalities and casualties on both sides.

R. L. Barbour, a resident of Charleston, has a master's degree in antebellum Southern history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589800083
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,418,392
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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R. L. Barbour, a resident of Charleston, has a masterĂ­s degree in antebellum Southern history.
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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments 7
How to Use This Guide 9
Great Cane Brake 14
Fort Moultrie 16
Lyndley's Fort 19
Esseneca 20
Ring Fight 22
Port Royal Island 25
Coosawhatchie 27
Stono Ferry 28
Biggin Bridge 29
Lenud's Ferry 32
Morris Ford 34
Buford's Bloody Battleground 36
Beckhamville 39
Williamson's Plantation/Huck's Defeat 41
Gowen's Old Fort 44
Fort Prince/McDowell's Camp 45
Hunt's Bluff 47
Rocky Mount 49
Hanging Rock 51
Camden 55
Musgrove's Mill 58
Black Mingo Creek 62
Kings Mountain 63
Fishdam Ford 66
Blackstock's Ford 68
Long Cane 71
Halfway Swamp 73
Cowpens 76
Mount Hope Swamp 79
Snow's Island 80
Waxhaws Church 81
Fort Watson 83
Hobkirk's Hill 85
Fort Motte 89
Fort Galphin 93
Ninety Six 95
Quinby Bridge 99
Eutaw Springs 101
Hayes Station 105
Fair Lawn 107
Fort Dorchester 110
Videau's Bridge 112
Wambaw Bridge 113
Dean Swamp 116
Francis Marion's Grave 118
Notes 120
For Further Reading 123
Index 124
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