South Carolina's Revolutionary War Battlefields: A Tour Guide

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"While New Englanders like to think of the American Revolution as 'their' war, more battles for colonial independence were fought in South Carolina than in any other area. This nicely crafted work is a guide to 45 engagements waged in the Palmetto State."
—James I. Roberston, Jr., author of Civil War Sites in Virginia: A Tour Guide and Stonewall Jackson: The Man, The Soldier, The Legend

Did you know that more Revolutionary War battles took place in South Carolina than in any ...

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Overview

"While New Englanders like to think of the American Revolution as 'their' war, more battles for colonial independence were fought in South Carolina than in any other area. This nicely crafted work is a guide to 45 engagements waged in the Palmetto State."
—James I. Roberston, Jr., author of Civil War Sites in Virginia: A Tour Guide and Stonewall Jackson: The Man, The Soldier, The Legend

Did you know that more Revolutionary War battles took place in South Carolina than in any other state?

Approximately 250 armed conflicts took place in the Palmetto State, though some historians estimate that figure to be closer to 300. South Carolina's Revolutionary War Battlefields takes you to the very spot where some of the most pivotal and exciting engagements occurred. See Hanging Rock, where a thirteen-year-old Andrew Jackson served as messenger, and the former Waxhaws settlement, where the British colonel Banastre Tarleton massacred the surrendering Patriots. Visit Camden, Cowpens, and Kings Mountain, considered three of the most decisive battles of the Revolutionary War.

Each of this guide's 45 chapters focuses on a single battle, giving precise directions for driving and hiking to the site. After a description of the action, a summary lists the commanders' names and the number of fatalities and casualties on both sides.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589800083
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,493,575
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

R. L. Barbour, a resident of Charleston, has a master's 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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