I had never heard of the Battle of Fort Motte until a front page article in the Post & Courier piqued my attention. Fort Motte was a Revolutionary War site in St. Mathews in Calhoun County. In May, 1781 Patriot troops captured a British-held fortified supply center deemed critical to the British effort to subdue inland South Carolina.
The Post & Courier article CLICK HERE highlights the role of Rebecca Motte who had been displaced from her home shortly before the battle. A longer, more detailed, article in the American Battlefield Trust website CLICK HERE downplays the Rebecca Motte role and disputes several claims of the P&C piece.
There’s another interesting site, The SC Picture Project, also worth taking a look at…and, not surprisingly given the title, it has a fair number of pictures. The concept of the project is also interesting. BTW, the Picture Project website tends to agree with the P&C regarding Rebecca Motte’s role.