Arts & Culture

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. 

Musgrove Mill: Ray of Hope

By W. Richardson and S. Folks

Musgrove Mill: Ray of Hope

August 19th 1780, three days after the Battle of Camden, another battle was fought.  British Provincials from Ninety Six were camped near Edward Musgrove’s grist mill on the Enoree River (Laurens County), with many recuperating from wounds received at the Battle of Cedar Springs.

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

The Straw Bale House

By T. Safdi

The Straw Bale House

The Straw Bale House in Winnsboro, South Carolina was started as a project for students in the Sustainable Construction class at Midlands Technical College. The retreat was designed for a child who may have medical issues or special needs, so they could have a "room of their own."

Camden: Defeat and Destruction

By W. Richardson and S. Folks

Camden: Defeat and Destruction

On August 16, 1780, General Horatio Gates' army, joined by militia men from North Carolina and Virginia, marched south toward the British outpost in Camden, South Carolina. At the same time, Lt General Charles Earl Cornwallis's army headed north. The cavalries clashed in a battle that became known as the Battle of Camden, the largest battle in the South up to that point.

H is for Hunley

H is for Hunley

Former South Carolina Senator and Lieutenant Governor, Glenn McConnell, tells us the story of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley.

Eliza Lucas Pinckney

Eliza Lucas Pinckney

Short biography of indigo planter and colonial entrepreneur Eliza Lucas Pinckney, another example of the enormous contribution the Pinckney family of South Carolina has made to the history of our state.

Brattonsville: Choosing Sides

By W. Richardson and S. Folks

Brattonsville: Choosing Sides

In June 1780, the British had established an "outpost" at Rocky Mount, in the Catawba Valley. Lieutenant Colonel George Turnbull sent troops into what are now York and Chester counties to round up and eliminate the rebels. Captain Christian Huck, a loyalist from Philadelphia, was the leader.

On July 12, 1780, the Patriot militia, led by Colonel William Bratton, defeated the British Legion. This battle became known as the "Battle at Williamson's Plantation" or "Huck's Defeat."

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