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Thomas Lynch Jr. | SC Hall of Fame

June 8, 2017 - Posted in History
Thomas Lynch Jr.

Biography of the life of Declaration of Independence signer and noted statesman Thomas Lynch, Jr. Through the use of archival materials, scholar interviews, and historical reenactment, this program details the events surrounding Lynch’s life, his role in our country’s war...

Frances Ravenel Smythe Edmunds | SC Hall of Fame

June 1, 2017 - Posted in History
Frances Ravenel Smythe Edmunds

Frances Ravenel Smythe Edmunds achieved national recognition as an advocate for historic preservation. She graduated from the College of Charleston in 1939. In 1947, she founded the Historic Charleston Foundation and served as Director. In 1971, she received the Louise...

Behind the Scenes with the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

May 24, 2017 - Posted in History by Tabitha Safdi
Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

South Carolina’s role in the Revolutionary War comes to the classroom in new online resources produced by South Carolina ETV in conjunction with the National Park Service, The Self Foundation, and both the local and national chapters of the Sons of the American Revolution...

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

May 22, 2017 - Posted in History 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...

James L. Petigru | SC Hall of Fame

May 11, 2017 - Posted in History
James L. Petigru

James Louis Petigru (1789-1863) was a lawyer, jurist, and Unionist politician known for his famous quote “South Carolina is too small for a republic and too large for an insane asylum.” Petigru was born in Flatwoods, South Carolina and served in the South Carolina House of...

Elizabeth O’Neill Verner | SC Hall of Fame

May 4, 2017 - Posted in History
Elizabeth O’Neill Verner

Elizabeth O'Neill Verner (1883–1979) was an artist, author and preservationist from Charleston, South Carolina. She was one of the leading figures in the “Charleston Renaissance” movement, which sought to protect the city’s artistic and historic reputation. The South...

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...

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