The Southern Campaign

SCETV Endowment, Southern Campaign Tour, Stop 3 - Historic Brattonsville

By Andrew Davis

Historic Brattonsville, where the "Battle At Williamson's Plantation," or "Huck's Defeat" took place.

On the last day of the ETV Endowment's Southern Campaign Tour, tourists visited two locations. The first of the two was Historic Brattonsville, which is the site of "Battle At Williamson's Plantation," or "Huck's Defeat." In this battle, patriot militia, led by Colonel William Bratton, defeated the British Legion, commanded by Loyalist Captain Christian Huck. 

SCETV Endowment, Southern Campaign Tour, Stop 2 - Ninety-Six Star Fort

By Andrew Davis

Dr. Walter Edgar poses for a picture with several ETV employees: Steve Folks, Arthur Joseph, and William Richardson

On day two of the ETV Endowment's Southern Campaign Tour, visitors got a chance to see Old Ninety-Six National Historic Site, in present-day Greenwood County, South Carolina. Around the time of the Revolution, Ninety-Six was not just a British stronghold; it was also an important trading post for colonists, and Native Americans, namely the Cherokee. During the tour, Dr.

SCETV Endowment, Southern Campaign Tour, Stop 1 - Cowpens

By Andrew Davis

General Daniel Morgan On His Horse

Late last month, a three day series of tours occurred, for the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. This tour was made possible with the cooperation between the SCETV Endowment, and the National Park Service. The guides who took guests throughout the tour were South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar, and Ranger John Slaughter, of the National Park Service.  The first day of the tour was a rainy one, but everyone was in good spirits. After coffee, and an opening statement from Dr. Edgar, the group departed for the tour.

Behind the Scenes of “Liberty or Death - The Revolutionary War in the Carolinas”

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Historic Brattonsville Reenactment in McConnells, SC.

This past weekend, passionate Revolutionary War Reenactors set up camp in McConnells, South Carolina, despite the certainty of sweltering temperatures and cloudless skies. They came for “Liberty or Death - The Revolutionary War in the Carolinas”, which is a national reenactment event that portrayed how the turning point of the Revolution was defined in South Carolina. It was one of the largest living history demonstrations in the southeast, with hundreds of reenactors from around the country congregating to form infantry and cavalry regiments.

Ninety Six: End Game

By W. Richardson and S. Folks

Ninety Six: End Game

Ninety Six was a small frontier town near Greenwood, South Carolina—an essential part of the geography of British strongholds designed to seal off Charleston and the low country from French, Spanish, and Indian attack. At the “Star Fort”  in Ninety Six, a band of loyalists held their ground, waiting to see what would happen.  

On May 21, 1781, General Greene and approximately a thousand troops, marched south towards Ninety-Six, to lay “siege” to the Star Fort.  It is was the longest field siege of The American Revolution.  It lasted 28 days.

Guilford Courthouse: Costly Victory

By W. Richardson and S. Folks

Guilford Courthouse: Costly Victory

The Battle of Guilford Courthouse was fought on March 15, 1781. This battle basically decided the outcome for the Carolinas because even though Cornwallis won, technically, he lost 25% of his force.

View classroom media resources on SCETV's Knowitall.org and download lesson plans from SCETV’s LearningWhy.org.

Cowpens: A Brilliant Victory

By W. Richardson and S. Folks

Cowpens: A Brilliant Victory

General Daniel Morgan’s battle plan at Cowpens was considered a masterpiece of military strategy and tactics. In Fall of 1780, General Nathaniel Greene sent a portion of his men under Morgan to fight the British in western South Carolina. 

In response, Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton was sent to chase after Morgan's army. Tarleton met Morgan's men on January 17, 1781 at the Battle of Cowpens. 

Kings Mountain: The Turn of the Tide of Success

By W. Richardson and S. Folks

Kings Mountain: The Turn of the Tide of Success

Kings Mountain is a rocky wooded hill on the border of North and South Carolina. On October 7, 1780, a thousand patriots surrounded and attacked the British troops and Loyalist soldiers. This battle would become a major victory and turn the tides for the patriots.

View classroom media resources on SCETV's Knowitall.org and download lesson plans from SCETV’s LearningWhy.org.

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