Did you know that more Revolutionary War battles took place in South Carolina than in any other state?
Approximately 250 armed conflicts took place in the Palmetto State, though some historians estimate that figure to be closer to 300. South Carolina’s Revolutionary War Battlefields takes you to the very spot where some of the most pivotal and exciting engagements occurred. See Hanging Rock, where a thirteen-year-old Andrew Jackson served as messenger, and the former Waxhaws settlement, where the British colonel Banastre Tarleton massacred the surrendering Patriots. Visit Camden, Cowpens, and Kings Mountain, considered three of the most decisive battles of the Revolutionary War.
Each of this guide’s 45 chapters focuses on a single battle, giving precise directions for driving and hiking to the site. After a description of the action, a summary lists the commanders’ names and the number of fatalities and casualties on both sides.
About the Author
Rebecca Barbour Calcutt has completed extensive studies in colonial and Revolutionary-era history. She has a bachelor of arts, with honors in history, from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in antebellum Southern history from the College of Charleston. She has served as a docent for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History and is a licensed tour guide for both the city of Charleston and Middleton Place Plantation. A resident of Charleston, South Carolina, she is also the author of Richmond’s Wartime Hospitals.
SOUTH CAROLINA’S REVOLUTIONARY WAR BATTLEFIELDS
A Tour Guide
By Rebecca Barbour Calcutt
TRAVEL / United States / South / South Atlantic
HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
128 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
33 photos 12 maps Notes Index
ISBN: 9781589800083 pb original