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Archive for August, 2005

Francis Marion

Sunday, August 28th, 2005

Francis Marion (circa 1732 – February 26 or February 27, 1795) was an American Brigadier General in the American Revolutionary War. He became known as the “Swamp Fox” for his ability to use decoy and ambush tactics to disrupt enemy communications, capture supplies, and free prisoners. Read the rest of this entry »

Fort Moultrie

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

Fort Moultrie is the name of a series of forts on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, built to protect the city of Charleston, South Carolina. The first fort, built of palmetto logs, inspired the flag and motto (Palmetto State) of South Carolina. Read the rest of this entry »

Manse – Interesting figure in South Carolina Reconstruction History

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

A Greenville tv report is mentioning a local author (Upstate SC) having his book read from this week on NPR. The book is Manse: (One Man’s War) : A Biography Based on the Life and Legend of Manson Sherrill Jolly

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St. Helena Island

Friday, August 19th, 2005

St. Helena, South Carolina is one of the South Carolina Sea Islands in Beaufort County, South Carolina that are historic sites of early European colonization of North America. St. Helena is also the center of African-American Gullah culture and language. Read the rest of this entry »

South Carolina during the American Revolution

Monday, August 15th, 2005

Prior to the American Revolution, the British began taxing American colonies to raise revenue, particularly outraging South Carolinians with the Townsend Acts that taxed tea, paper, wine, glass, and oil. To protest the Stamp Act, South Carolina sent wealthy rice planter Thomas Lynch, 26-year old lawyer John Rutledge, and Christopher Gadsden to the Stamp Act Congress, held in 1765 New York. Other taxes were removed, but tea taxes remained. Soon South Carolinians, in emulation of the Boston Tea Party, began to dump tea into the Charleston Harbor, shortly followed by many boycotts and protests. Read the rest of this entry »

Colonial Period of South Carolina

Thursday, August 11th, 2005

By the end of the 16th century, the Spanish and French had gone from the area of South Carolina after several colonization attempts and reconnaissance missions. In 1629 Charles I granted his attorney general a charter to everything between latitudes 36 and 31. Later, Charles II gave the land to eight nobles, the Lords Proprietors, who ruled over the Carolinas until 1719 when South Carolina was split off from North Carolina and became a British province. Read the rest of this entry »

Another site update

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

I’ve made it through Marion County, Marlboro County, and McCormick County today, so there are a few more resources there. (mostly Marlboro County.) I’ve also disabled the news feeds from Yahoo news on the Pages (still on the front page though), as they were causing some weird irrelevant and sometimes offensive ads to show up. Hopefully that will remedy the issue.

Battle of the Rice Boats

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

The Battle of the Rice Boats was a battle of the American Revolution that took place in the Savannah River on the border between the Province of Georgia and the Province of South Carolina. The battle, which pitted colonial militia against the British Navy, took place on March 2 – March 3, 1776. It is sometimes referred to as the battle of Yamacraw Bluff. Read the rest of this entry »

Update for “L” counties

Monday, August 8th, 2005

Lancaster, Laurens, Lee, and Lexington Counties have now been updated to approximately the same amount of information as their alphabetically listed predecessors. (Only 14 SC counties left to revise at this point!)

South Carolina Colony

Sunday, August 7th, 2005

The South Carolina Colony was originally part of the Province of Carolina, which was chartered in 1663.
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