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"THE DAY IT RAINED MILITIA"

Updated: Jun 2


TUESDAY - JUNE 11, 2024 - 7:00 P.M.


THE LAURENS COUNTY MUSEUM

MAGNOLIA ROOM

116 SOUTH PUBLIC SQUARE


LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA


Free to Museum Members

Suggested $5.00 for Non-Members


This is a continued lecture on the American Revolutionary War by Durant Ashmore, local Historian and Battleground Preservationist. Durant Ashmore will discuss the book about the success of the militia, “The Day It Rained Militia” by Michael Scoggins, that deals with the battles and events leading up to this part of the War.


Charleston fell and the darkest days of British oppression began.  But, after beginning horribly, the South Carolina Patriot Militia evolved to become a successful fighting force under the leadership of Thomas Sumter and Francis Marion, among others. During the weeks after May 12, 1780, when Charleston surrendered to the British, South Carolina experienced the full weight of the king’s punishment. Resistance was scattered and unorganized, but slowly, Patriot Leaders began to lead the militia of backcountry homesteaders to push back the British lines forty (40) miles in six (6) battles in four (4) days.

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