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AR Battles & People

SC Battles and Important People of American Revolution

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, he was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, defended Charleston during the Revolution, and, along with Edward Rutledge, was captured by the British during the war. Arthur Middleton
This South Carolinian was an Oxford University graduate, signer of the Declaration of Independence, prisoner of war, and the governor of South Carolina from 1798 until his death two years later. Edward Rutledge
This South Carolinian served in the First and Second Continental Congress, signed the Declaration of Independence, and was lost at sea months later. Thomas Lynch
This South Carolinian was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the leader of a colonial militia, and a colonial and state judge. Thomas Heyward
This South Carolinian was a signer of the Declaration of Independence as well as a Governor, Representative, and Senator of the state. Charles Pinckney
This was the 1780 battle during the American Revolution in which the British forces, led by Lieutenant General Lord Charles Cornwallis soundly defeated the Continental armed forces led by General Horatio Gates. Battle of Camden
This was a major victory in early 1781 for the Continental Army in the American Revolution, and led to the re-taking of South Carolina by Patriot forces. Battle of Cowpens
This battle in the American Revolution was a major victory for the Patriot militias, who defeated Loyalist militias in the Carolinas in what is often called the "turning point" of the Revolution. Battle of Kings Mountain
Nicknamed "The Swamp Fox," this hero of the American Revolution is often credited with being the father of modern guerilla warfare. Francis Marion
Though he was born in Virginia, this man was a military hero of South Carolina during the American Revolution, a elected member of both the U.S. House and Senate, and the namesake for the military installation in Charleston Harbor. Nickname "The Gamecock" Thomas Sumter
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