The Role of the South in the American Revolution

Posted By Bill Payer on Jul 9, 2024 | 0 comments


In a recent column in the Charleston City Paper Editor/Publisher Andy Brack suggests local obsession with the Civil War allows too little attention paid to the role the South played in the American Revolution.

“Too many forget the critical national importance of Charleston and the Carolinas in the colonial effort to become free from Great Britain.  

Instead, they want to tour Fort Sumter and see the cannons in White Point Garden that they think bombarded the fort (nope; those cannons didn’t have the range at the time).

With this week being full of Revolutionary War history – South Carolina celebrated the war’s first patriot naval victory over the British on June 28’s Carolina Day and the Declaration of Independence on July 4 — it’s the perfect time for a new look at what happened here from 1776 to 1783.” 

To read Brack’s entire column CLICK HERE

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