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THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA BACKCOUNTRY




The following is a listing of upcoming lectures that many may find interesting to attend. They are all conducted by Durant Ashmore at the noted locations.




Thursday - January 4, 2024

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Anderson County Library

300 North McDuffie Street

Anderson, South Carolina


“Prelude to War”

A brief history of South Carolina and the motivations leading up to the Revolutionary War

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Thursday - January 11, 2024

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Anderson County Library

300 North McDuffie Street

Anderson, South Carolina

“The American Period, 1775-1780”


The Revolutionary War in the South Carolina backcountry (from Camden and Orangeburg to the Cherokee Territory) was a Civil War. The battles between the Patriots and the Loyalists along with the Patriots and the Cherokees were of paramount importance.

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Thursday - January 18, 2024

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Anderson County Library

300 North McDuffie Street

Anderson, South Carolina

“Charleston to Musgrove Mill”


When Charleston fell on May 12, 1780, “The World Turned Upside Down”. Within three months ninety five percent of South Carolina was under British domination. The victory at Musgrove Mill on August 16, 1780 provided a glimmer of hope.

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January 25, 2024

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Anderson County Library

300 North McDuffie Street

Anderson, South Carolina


“Kings Mountain to Victory”

The momentous victory at Kings Mountain was the first of five battles in four months in the South Carolina backcountry that turned the tide of history. Kings Mountain, Fish Dam Ford, Blackstock’s, Hammond’s Old Store and Cowpens battles will be discussed in detail.


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Tuesday - January 16, 2024 - 7:00 PM

Laurens County Museum

116 South Public Square

Laurens, South Carolina


“The Viciousness of the American Revolutionary War”

This lecture will be adults only


In many regards, the Revolutionary War has been romanticized. I assure you, that war was anything but romantic. In every lecture I have ever given, and as many gory details as I have listed, believe it or not I have held back significant details. In this lecture, I will not be holding back, and I think this discussion will give a more accurate portrayal of what really happened.

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Wednesday - January 17, 2024 - 6:30 PM

“Revolutionary War weaponry and its effect on military tactics”.

Sponsored by the Robert Anderson Chapter, SAR.

Carolina Fine Foods

625 SE Main Street

Simpsonville, SC


This is a dinner meeting.


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