Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fort Moultrie

Yesterday we visited Fort Moultrie, Thomson Park, and Breech Inlet and took some pictures. The additions at Breach Inlet was a very nice tribute to Col. Thomson and his men who fought there. Next time we go we will take better pictures, the sun was murder on the camera. 

A great site with more info on the Battle of Sullivan's Island at Breach inlet is

View from signal station at Fort Moultrie

Thomson Park 


 Thomas Park

Sunday, May 15, 2011

American Revolutionary leaders in present day Dorchester County

So the next step is to figure out which American Revolutionary leaders where in present day Dorchester County and when and where skirmishes took place in the county. The reason we are doing is so that we can start looking at personal and official correspondences to see where they where and what they did while they were in the county.
Who do we know for sure was in the present day county of Dorchester during the American Revolution? We have Francis Marion and Thomas Sumter in command of the fort at Dorchester at different times for short periods of time. We have Light Horse Henry Lee and William Washington fighting skirmishing near the fort at Dorchester at different times. Nathaniel Greene with Andrew Pickens encamped with the Southern American army within three miles of Bacon’s Bridge on the Ashley River near the end of the war. Thus we know all of the big four of South Carolina in the American Revolution where in present day Dorchester County.  
On the British side we had Loyalist, the 30 Regiment of Foot, and Lt. Col. Alexander Stewart at the fort at different times.
From this information we will now start to form a time line for Dorchester County in the American Revolution.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Dorchester County in the American Revolution

At this point I want to explain the importance of the letter from Marion to Horry. This letter lets us know that in fact the Southern American Army under Nathaniel Greene was camped in Dorchester County and skirmishing with the British on an almost daily occurrence as the American forces began to close the ring around Charles Town late in the war. So the  question becomes where were Marion, Greene, Lee, Washington, and the other American forces camped at during this time period and at other time periods in the war.

Thus begins the project, who, when, and where were American and British forces in Dorchester County during the American Revolution?


Saturday, April 30, 2011

Francis Marion letter to Peter Horry

"Bacon Bridge, SC - 3 May 1782

I am posted here, two miles in front of the Continental army, within three-quarters of a mile of the above bridge. The General, according to custom, keeps me between him and the enemy."

The two mile mark he speaks of is a site near present day Colonial Dorchester State Park, in Dorchester County.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Francis Marion in Dorchester County, South Carolina

Hello again from the Swamp Fox Brigade,

I hope that this post finds you in a forgiving mood. For the past several months I have been working on several different projects related to work and history. As a result my postings have dropped off the face of the planet. This will end now as I now will be able to post weekly again to those who find this humble blog interesting.

So where does that leave us, well I have been asked by several groups in Dorchester County, SC to help research Francis Marion and his movements in Dorchester County. As a result of this, I will be spending time tracing his time line of action in the county. He is in and out of the county from 1775-1782 with the 2nd SC and later in the war his militia brigade.


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sorry for the lack of posting

I have been working on several different project, but will be coming back to the blog starting in February.