Revolutionary reenactors in Camden, SC. Image courtesy of SCPRT.
Soldiers, leaders, and statesmen from South Carolina were pivotal in our nation’s fight for independence.
- Francis Marion
Learn more about Francis Marion also known as the Swamp Fox.
- 4 South Carolina Signers of the Constitution
Read about the four signers of the constitution who were from South Carolina.
- John C. Calhoun
Meet this important man who was a congressman, senator, secretary of state, and vice president of the United States.
- General Thomas Sumter
Thomas Sumter was a distinguished general in the Revolutionary War.
- Middleton Place Plantation
Watch this video as it presents life on a colonial plantation, including cooking and making quilts, baskets, and candles.
- The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
This history of a Charleston government building tells stories of pirates, hangings, George Washington, and more.
- Seat of War in South Carolina, 1780
This map of South Carolina shows the towns, rivers, and significant battle sites.
War & Battlefields
- The American Revolution
Learn about the causes and battles of the American Revolution.
- The Revolutionary War
Find out the key figures, major dates, and letters written during the Revolutionary War in South Carolina.
- Battles Within South Carolina
Need more information on battles, timelines, or people? Find it here.
- Cowpens Battlefield
Cowpens was the site of a major American victory against the British soldiers.
- King's Mountain Pioneer Farm
Watch this video to learn more about life on a Back Country farm.
- Lexington County Museum
Explore the John Fox Farm in Lexington, SC and find out more about life in the Back Country.
|Image of General Francis Marion from The Life of Gen. Francis Marion by M. L. Weems, 1841.|
- Tax stamp, 1765
One cause of the American Revolution was the Stamp Acts, where printed materials in the colonies had to carry a tax stamp.
- Charleston Tea Party Article in the South Carolina Gazette, November 21, 1774
Did you know that Charleston had a tea party of its own?
- History of Columbia
Columbia was created by the General Assembly in 1786 to become the new capitol of the state.