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Revolutionary War Lecture Series

The Laurens County Museum will host a new Revolutionary War Lecture Series on three of South Carolina’s most revered patriots. Historian and Battlefield Preservationist Durant Ashmore will speak on the three Officers that served in the American Revolutionary War as listed below. All lectures will be at 7:00 P.M. at the Laurens County Museum. The lectures are free to attend by Laurens County Museum members and those 18 years old and younger. There is a suggested donation of $5 for non-members.

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2022 – 7:00 P.M.

Laurens County Museum

116 South Public Square

Laurens, South Carolina

FRANCIS MARION

Francis Marion, also known as the Swamp Fox, was a military officer who served in the American Revolutionary War. Acting with the Continental Army and South Carolina militia commissions, he was a persistent adversary of the British in their occupation of South Carolina and Charleston in 1780 and 1781, even after the Continental Army was driven out of the state in the Battle of Camden. Though Marion never commanded a large army or led a major battle, his use of irregular methods of warfare makes him one of the fathers of modern guerrilla warfare and maneuver warfare, and he is noted as an ancestor of the U.S. Army Rangers and the 75th Ranger Regiment.

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2022– 7:00 P.M.

Laurens County Museum

116 South Public Square

Laurens, South Carolina

ANDREW PICKENS

Andrew Pickens was a militia leader in the American Revolution. A planter and developed his Hopewell plantation on the east side of the Keowee River across from the Cherokee town of Isunigu in western South Carolina. He was elected as a member of the United States House of Representatives from western South Carolina. Several treaties with the Cherokee were negotiated and signed at his plantation of Hopewell


 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2022 – 7:00 P.M.

Laurens County Museum

116 South Public Square

Laurens, South Carolina

THOMAS SUMTER

Thomas Sumter was a soldier in the Colony of Virginia militia; a brigadier general in the South Carolina militia during the American Revolution, a planter, and a politician. After the United States gained independence, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives and to the United States Senate, where he served from 1801 to 1810, when he retired. Sumter was nicknamed the "Fighting Gamecock" for his fierce fighting style against British soldiers after they burned down his house during the Revolution.

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