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Anne Worsham Richardson | SC Hall of Fame

April 27, 2017 - Posted in History
Anne Worsham Richardson

Known as the “Charleston Bird Lady,” Anne Worsham Richardson (1919-2012), renowned wildlife artist, was sometimes dubbed the Audubon of her time. No other South Carolinian has done more to portray the avian wildlife of the Palmetto State than this Charleston artist, whose...

Walker Gill Wylie, MD | SC Hall of Fame

April 20, 2017 - Posted in History
Walker Gill Wylie, MD

Dr. Walker Gill Wylie (1848–1923) was a surgeon and civil engineer—who developed operational procedures for the nation’s hospitals, organized the first nursing school at Bellevue Hospital, New York, and introduced hydroelectric power to the Carolinas.

Ninety Six: End Game | The Southern Campaign

March 31, 2017 - Posted in History 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...

Guilford Courthouse: Costly Victory | The Southern Campaign

March 31, 2017 - Posted in History 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...

Cowpens: A Brilliant Victory | The Southern Campaign

March 30, 2017 - Posted in History 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...

Kings Mountain: The Turn of the Tide of Success | The Southern Campaign

March 30, 2017 - Posted in History 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...

Ann Pamela Cunningham | SC Hall of Fame

March 30, 2017 - Posted in History
Ann Pamela Cunningham

Ann Pamela Cunningham (1816-1868) was a South Carolinian from Laurens County who led the effort to restore and preserve Mount Vernon, George Washington’s ancestral home in Virginia. She served as First Regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association of the Union.

Musgrove Mill: A Ray of Hope | The Southern Campaign

March 29, 2017 - Posted in History by William Richardson
Musgrove Mill: A 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...

Camden: Defeat and Destruction | The Southern Campaign

March 24, 2017 - Posted in History 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...

Eliza Lucas Pinckney | SC Hall of Fame

March 23, 2017 - Posted in History
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 | The Southern Campaign

March 21, 2017 - Posted in History 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...

Waxhaws: Blood in the Backcountry | The Southern Campaign

March 20, 2017 - Posted in History by W. Richardson and S. Folks
Waxhaws: Blood in the Backcountry

On May 29, 1780, Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton and the British Legion caught up with Colonel Abraham Buford’s army at a place called “The Waxhaws” in the Catawba River valley, located four miles south of the North Carolina border. Over in fifteen minutes and with 113...

Mary Boykin Chestnut | SC Hall of Fame

March 9, 2017 - Posted in History
Mary Boykin Chestnut

5-minute biography of the life of American Civil War era diarist Mary Chestnut. Through the use of available archival materials, scholar interviews, and historical illustrations this program details the events surrounding Chestnut’s life and her contributions to South...

Behind the Scenes | Filming of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

February 27, 2017 - Posted in History by Don Godish
Behind the Scenes

The smell of gunfire filled the air as rifles fired between Revolutionary War militia and British regulars in the woods at Historic Brattonsville last Saturday. Perfect weather greeted the SCETV crew from Spartanburg and Columbia for their final location day for the...

Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden, Jr. | SC Hall of Fame

February 23, 2017 - Posted in History
Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

Inducted into the South Carolina Hall Of Fame, Charles Bolden, Jr. flew on four historic Space Shuttle missions in the 1980's and 90's, and became the first African-American to lead NASA as NASA Administrator.

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