SC History

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. 

Teenage Twins Befriend a World War II Veteran aboard the USS Yorktown

By Victoria Hansen

Teenage Twins Befriend a World War II Veteran aboard the USS Yorktown

It's been three years since Carter and Jack Hanson were featured on CBS news for their rare friendship with a World War II veteran who served aboard the USS Yorktown.  That's when the  network set up a surprise meeting on the  ship just outside of Charleston.   They had gotten to know Robert Harding through email.  It was quite a moment as the three came face to face, and their bond has grown stronger ever since.   Now 13 years-old, the twins recently attended the Yorktown's 75th anniversary with their family, celebrating Harding who could not  be there.

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.

South Carolina State University: A Black Land-Grant College in Jim Crow America

By Walter Edgar

S.C. State University logo

Since its founding in 1896, South Carolina State University has provided vocational, undergraduate, and graduate education for generations of African Americans. Now the state’s flagship historically black university, it achieved this recognition after decades of struggling against poverty, inadequate infrastructure and funding, and social and cultural isolation. In South Carolina State University: A Black Land-Grant College in Jim Crow America, William C.

Antiques Roadshow Charleston Episodes on ETV World

By Glenn Rawls

Antiques Roadshow Charleston

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's three Charleston-based episodes air again Sundays at 11:00 a.m. on ETV World April 29-May 13, 2018.

The 13-time Emmy® nominated series came to Charleston in August of 2015 as part of its six-city summer production tour. More than 4,500 guests attended the all-day appraisal event where guests received valuations of their antiques and collectibles from specialists from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers.

Daring, WWII "Doolittle Raid" Began in Columbia

By Tut Underwood

USS HORNET of an Army B-25 on its way to take part in first U.S. air raid on Japan. Doolittle Raid, April 1942.

76 years ago (April 18 1942) 80 brave men did what had never been attempted: they flew army bombers off a U.S. aircraft carrier on their way to bomb Tokyo.  The attack, which has become known to history as the Doolittle Raid, was America’s first strike back at Japan after the infamous sneak attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the United States into World War II.  In this report, Mount Pleasant author James Scott talks about the significance of the raid to the war, and its great psychological effect both on the American and Japanese publics. 

William Gilmore Simms

Antebellum south graphic with soldiers looking on at a woman.

William Gilmore Simms was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He was a poet, novelist, and historian whose work was a major force in antebellum Southern literature. He was called one of America’s best novelists by Edgar Allen Poe. Works include Martin Faber, Guy Rivers, The Wigwam and the Cabin, The Partisan, and Woodcraft. Simms died in 1870 and is buried in Magnolia cemetery.

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