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The Revolutionary War in the SC Backcountry

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, August 4 | Noon 

The Backcountry of South Carolina was home to 112 Revolutionary War engagements, the greatest number in all of America. Beginning August 4, join battlefield preservationist and historian, Durant Ashmore, as he discusses these Revolutionary War events, on the first Wednesday of each month through June 2022.

“First Wednesdays” will be a year-long lecture series at the Upcountry History Museum. Field trips to various war sites will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on a Saturday following the lecture. The lecture series is included with general admission to the Museum, and there is no extra charge for Saturday field trips.

 


Lecture Schedule – Noon

  • August 4 – “Prelude to War”
    • Field Trip: August 7 – Richard Pearis Plantation site
  • September 1 – “War Begins in the Backcountry”
    • Field Trip: September 11 – Battle of Great Canebrake
  • October 6 – “The Cherokee War of 1776”
    • Field Trip: October 9 – Fort Lindley
  • November 3 – “The Little River and Spartan Regiments”
    • Field Trip: November 6 – Fort Rutledge, Tomassee, the Ring Fight, the Red House, Oconee Station
  • December 1 – “The Influence of Georgia & Florida Activities”
    • Field Trip: December 11 – Kettle Creek Battlefield
  • January 5 – “The British Period: The World Turned Upside Down”
    • Field Trip: January 8 – Camden Battlefield
  • February 2 – “The Patriots Fight Back”
    • Field Trip: February 5 – Musgrove Mill
  • March 2 – “Kings Mountain”
    • Field Trip: March 5 – Kings Mountain State Park
  • April 6 – “Cowpens”
    • Field Trip: April 9 – Cowpens Battlefield
  • May 4 – “Ninety Six”
    • Field Trip: May 7 – Ninety Six Battlefield
  • June 1 – “Hayes Station”
    • Field Trip: June 11 – Hayes Station

Details

Date:
August 4
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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