For the initial installment of the sections that I have titled setting, onset,
war, and turning point, I began with an old school text for the state of
Georgia by Professor Brooks ("An Elementary History of Georgia" by R. P.
Brooks, U.Ga., Atkinson, Mentzer, & Co., ©1918). I like
the concise outline form used in this text, and it is so ancient (1918)
the copyright is expired (as of 1993). I have made major modifications
in the text, and will continue to do so, and have begun to fill in the
appropriate sections for South Carolina. I have listed references below.
An Elementary History of Georgia by R. P. Brooks, Ph.D., U.Ga.,
Atkinson, Mentzer, & Co., Boston, ©1918.
Battleground, South Carolina in the Revolution, Warren Ripley,
A Post-Courier Book, Evening Post Publishing Co., Charleston, S.C. ©1983
History of the United States by M. P.
Andrews, M.A., J.P. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia & London, ©1914.
History of the Old Cheraws by Right Rev. A. Gregg, D.D. U.
S.C., Columbia, ©1925.
History of Orangeburgh County, S.C. by A.S. Salley, Jr.,
Orangeburg, S.C. ©1898.
Ninety Six, The Struggle for the South Carolina Back Country,
Robert D. Bass, Sandlapper Publishing Co., Orangeburgh, S.C. ©1978
U.S. National Park Service brochure titled "Minute Man National Historical
The Life of Francis
Marion, by William Gilmore Simms, 1844. (one of our own!).
Definitely worth a read! The entire book is available
on line on this site from this
link. From Project
Canada still bears the imprint of Revolution-era loyalists,
newspaper article by Globe staff writer Colin Nickerson, Boston Globe,,Boston,
Massachusetts, 19 April 1999. Very well done! The inspiration
for my sections on Loyalists.
Columbia and Richland County, A South Carolina
Community 1740-1990, John Hammond Moore, USC Press, Columbia, SC 1993.
South Carolina Loyalists in the American Revolution, Lambert,
Columbia 1987 (I have not read this one. It is quoted in Moore)
Loyalists in the Southern Campaign, by Murtie June Clark, 1981,
Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore.
Colin Nickerson of the Boston Globe (Boston
Massachusetts), article of 19 April 1999.
Battles Skirmishes, and Actions of the American Revolution in South
Carolina, by Terry W. Lipscomb,
South Carolina Dept. of Archives
& History, ©1991
How the Irish Saved Civilization, Thomas Cahill, Nan A. Talese,
Doubleday 1995. (Available from Amazon.com)
The Secret Message by Idella Bodie, Published by Sandlapper
Publishing Co., Inc., Orangeburg, SC 29115, Copyright 1998.
Revolutionary War Military
Actions by State (off site)
The King's Mountain Men: The Story of the battle, with sketches of
the American Soldiers who took part. Katherine K. White, Dayton,
VA, Joseph K. Ruebush CO., 1924, 271 pages.
"South Carolina, A History," by Walter Edgar, 1998 University
of South Carolina Press (kindly supplied by, once again, Helen Skinner!).
Copyright ©1998 The University of South Carolina Press.
||Reference 42 in South Carolina, A History
||South Carolina Loyalists
||Punishment of Revolutionary War Loyalists
||History of South Carolina
||History and Legends of South Carolina, Dallas: Southern Publishing Company,
251-52, 258, 281.
|James Wood Davidson
||School History of South Carolina , rev.ed., Columbia: W.J. McDuffie,
|Charles E. Thomas
||"Rebecca Couturier, Heroine of the Revolution", News and Courier
(Charleston), 30 Sept. 1956
|John J. Dargan
||School History of South Carolina, Columbia : State Company, 1906
|Bailey and Cooper
79 Pages (!) of typewritten family material, primarily transcripts of histories
and letters in state papers, a veritable treasure trove of information,
was very graciously provided by Ms. Sara Texas Geiger-Geiger for inclusion
on this web page at my request, copied and mailed to me by Ms. Helen Skinner.
All material so attributed to Ms. Geiger is copyright ©2000 Ms.
Sara Texas Geiger-Geiger, all rights reserved. I caution that this
material is not original source material, but typewritten transcripts
of same, and I request that each person using it please attempt to track
down at least one original source and mail me a photocopy so that I can correct
the inevitable transcription errors that I have introduced, and so that I
can provide full complete original source references.
Elizabeth F. Ellet. The Women of the American Revolution. NY: Baker and Scribner,
1848 (Vols. I & II); 1850 (Vol. III). (full reference courtesy of, and
thanks to, H. Imrey.)
Benson J. Lossing. The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution. NY: Harper
& Brothers, 1852. (full reference courtesy of, and thanks to,
Timothy S. Arthur. "A Story of the American Revolution", in The Lost Penny
and Other Stories. Philadelphia PA: Lippincott & Co., 1862. [Story
copyrighted to Lippincott, Grambe & Co., 1852.] (full reference courtesy
of, and thanks to, H. Imrey.)
John B. O'Neall and John A. Chapman. The Annals of Newberry in Two Parts.
Newberry SC: Aull & Houseal, 1892. [Note: O'Neall's Vol. I published
in 1859; edition with Chapman's Vol. II published in 1892.] (full reference
courtesy of, and thanks to, H. Imrey.)
John A. Chapman. School History of South Carolina. Richmond VA: Everett Waddey
Co., 1897. (full reference courtesy of, and thanks to, H. Imrey.)
Reading recommended by Jud Hair:
"The War in the South" Chidsey
"The Destructive War" Pancake
"Battle of Cowpens" Roberts
"Kings Mountain" Messick
"From Savannah to Yorktown" Lumpkin
"Prelude to Yorktown" Treachy
Copyright ©1999-2007, Dr. Frank Oliver Clark. These documents may be
freely used for private purposes, and included in your own genealogy.
However, this document is copyrighted and may not be sold, nor given
to anyone who may attempt to derive profit from same. All errors in
transcription are mine alone, and are not to be attributed to the original
sources listed above. Please send any errors, corrections, conjectures,
updates, suggestions, etc. to Dr.
Frank O. Clark.