Category: Revolutionary War

TODAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORY: The Patriot with Mel Gibson

On June 30, 2000, The Patriot, a feature film starring Mel Gibson, is released in theaters. Mel Gibson plays Benjamin Martin, an American swept up in the Revolutionary War when a sadistic British officer murders Martin’s son.  The script writer Robert Rodat claims that Benjamin Martin…

Letter from General Nathanael Greene to Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox

On April 24, 1781, General Nathanael Greene sent the following letter to Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox. Written and sent from his camp in Camden, Greene wrote: When I consider how much you have done and suffered, and under what difficulties you have maintained…

TODAY IN DARLINGTON COUNTY HISTORY

On March 12, 1785, statewide efforts finally culminated in the passing of the County Court Act, which created Darlington County.