Monday, December 19, 2022
Sunday, December 18, 2022
Monday, May 23, 2022
Great information from Carole and George in regards to the
20th Francis Marion/Swamp Fox Symposium.
For more information please contact them at;
Greetings to History Buffs & Francis Marion Admirers:
Hear Ye, hear ye.
We’ll have the FM Symposium in Manning Oct 21-22.
You want to come & share,
At CCTC, DuBose Campus, Manning, SC. Save the dates.
Know you want to hear about more 250th Anniversary events, too.
The FM Symposium will run from Friday afternoon, starting about 2:20,
Until Sat. evening with the Sat. evening dinner theater.
This changes the cost for Lectures, Friday dinner theater, Sat. lunch, Sat. dinner theater)
Price: $95 ($180 / couple)
(or Early bird $90/$170 by Sept 21 (also use this as a Sponsorship form).
Send your registration checks.
We will deposit your check after Oct 10.
No refunds after Oct 10.
Thanks for your support & interest.
Carole & George
20th Francis Marion/Swamp Fox Symposium
Oct 21-22, 2022, Manning, SC
Explore the Revolutionary War Southern Campaign with General Francis Marion
Immerse yourself in Francis Marion's world and the
significance of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution.
"Times of Francis Marion, 1732-1795"
Presentations & Evening dinners in Rev. History
Site: FE DuBose Campus, Central Carolina Technical College, I-95, Exit 122, Manning, SC
Now: You're invited to submit your registration, check & participate.
Register at the on-line form
October 21-22, 2022 www.FrancisMarionSymposium.com
Special Thank you to our Sponsors:
Gold Sponsors: SC 250th Anniversary Commission, Columbia, SC;
American Revolution Roundtable-SC at Hilton Head.
Allison Investment Management, John, Columbia, SC;
Anderson Pharmacy, Rock, Manning, SC;
Bank of Clarendon, Manning, SC;
John Beakes, Maryland;
Peggy Chiappetta, Gable, SC;
Col Hezekiah Maham SAR Chapter, Berkeley County, Moncks Corner, SC;
DuBose Campus, Central Carolina Technical College, Manning, SC;
Edward Jones, Whit, Manning, SC;
Dr. Elwood Owens, Photographer, Videographer, Florence, SC;
A Friend of the Francis Marion Symposium, Bluffton, SC;
FTC, Kingstree. SC;
Prothro Chevrolet, Lannes Prothro, Manning, SC;
Santee Electric, Kingstree, SC;
In Honor of South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust;
In Memory of Dr. Bob Swager, Spartanburg, SC;
In Memory of Peter E. Reilly, NY;
Rick Jackson, St Matthews, SC;
Warren and Jay Graves, Hilton Head Island, SC;
G & C Summers, Manning, SC
We partner with South Carolina Rev. Battleground Preservation Trust & the South Carolina Liberty Trail
Chartered by the SC General Assembly in 2018 … “which shall have the authority and responsibility to plan and execute, insofar as authorized and funded by the General Assembly, a proper observance of the Sestercentennial of the American Revolution in South Carolina, and in cooperation with the South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust; a national organization, if any; and other similar commemorative organizations in other states. This proper observance of the Sestercentennial must include the role of persons of African-American descent in the Revolutionary War.”
To celebrate and promote South Carolina’s role in the American Revolution by educating, engaging, and inspiring South Carolinians and visitors.
- Discover and celebrate South Carolina’s Revolutionary Era, its significant people, places, principles, and events.
- Interpret, preserve, and make accessible Revolutionary scholarship and sites.
- Educate South Carolinians and the world about South Carolina’s roles in the American Revolution.
- Support and promote research and cultural heritage tourism telling South Carolina’s stories from many points of view.
- Support and promote local 250th anniversary commemorative events, arts, preservation, heritage tourism infrastructure, and corresponding economic development.
SC 250th Commission’s Statutory Partners:
- South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism
- South Carolina Department of Archives and History
- South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
So when we look at the most reliable means for transport and travel year around we must look to river ways such as the Wadboo, Santee, Wando, Edisto, Cooper and Ashely Rivers. Rivers in the Lowcountry were used to cultivate rice fields, transporting materials, and to easily travel from key points in the Lowcoutnry to other key points. Two of the major transportation hubs were Dorchester located on the Ashley River and Moncks Corner located near the Cooper River.
These two towns made commerce and trade easier because they were located near the head of each river and thus allowed barges and boats to be loaded and unloaded with ease. The wharf at Dorchester is still visible at low tide.
Thus during the American Revolution both areas where fortified by first the Colonist and then the British to protect these key spots on their transportation route.
As I begin my first series in many years I will be looking at these two sites and their importance to the defense of Charles Town during the Revolution.
Below is a map created by JD Lewis and can be located on his website at http://www.carolana.com/ which shows how important these two sites were.