For the initial installment of the sections that I have titled setting, onset, war, and turning point, I began with an old school text for the state of Georgia by Professor Brooks ("An Elementary History of Georgia" by R. P. Brooks, U.Ga., Atkinson, Mentzer, & Co., ©1918).   I like the concise outline form used in this text, and it is so ancient (1918) the copyright is expired (as of 1993).  I have made major modifications in the text, and will continue to do so, and have begun to fill in the appropriate sections for South Carolina.  I have listed references below.  

  1. An Elementary History of Georgia by R. P. Brooks, Ph.D., U.Ga., Atkinson, Mentzer, & Co., Boston, ©1918.
  2. Battleground, South Carolina in the Revolution, Warren Ripley, A Post-Courier Book, Evening Post Publishing Co., Charleston, S.C. ©1983
  3. History of the United States by M. P. Andrews, M.A., J.P. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia & London, ©1914.
  4. History of the Old Cheraws by Right Rev. A. Gregg, D.D. U. S.C., Columbia, ©1925.
  5. History of Orangeburgh County, S.C. by A.S. Salley, Jr., Orangeburg, S.C. ©1898.
  6. Ninety Six, The Struggle for the South Carolina Back Country, Robert D. Bass, Sandlapper Publishing Co., Orangeburgh, S.C. ©1978
  7. U.S. National Park Service brochure titled "Minute Man National Historical Park, Massachusetts."
  8. The Life of Francis Marion, by William Gilmore Simms, 1844.  (one of our own!).  Definitely worth a read!  The entire book is available on line on this site from this link.  From Project Gutenberg.
  9. Canada still bears the imprint of Revolution-era loyalists, newspaper article by Globe staff writer Colin Nickerson, Boston Globe,,Boston, Massachusetts, 19 April 1999.  Very well done!  The inspiration for my sections on Loyalists.
  10. Columbia and Richland County, A South Carolina Community 1740-1990, John Hammond Moore, USC Press, Columbia, SC 1993.
  11. South Carolina Loyalists in the American Revolution, Lambert, Columbia 1987 (I have not read this one.  It is quoted in Moore)
  12. Loyalists in the Southern Campaign, by Murtie June Clark, 1981, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore.
  13. Colin Nickerson of the Boston Globe (Boston Massachusetts), article of 19 April 1999.
  14. Battles Skirmishes, and Actions of the American Revolution in South Carolina, by Terry W. Lipscomb, South Carolina Dept. of Archives & History, ©1991
  15. How the Irish Saved Civilization, Thomas Cahill, Nan A. Talese, Doubleday 1995. (Available from
  16. The Secret Message by Idella Bodie, Published by Sandlapper Publishing Co., Inc., Orangeburg, SC 29115, Copyright 1998.
  17. Revolutionary War Military Actions by State (off site)
  18. The King's Mountain Men: The Story of the battle, with sketches of the American Soldiers who took part. Katherine K. White, Dayton, VA, Joseph K. Ruebush CO., 1924, 271 pages.
  19. "South Carolina, A History," by Walter Edgar, 1998 University of South Carolina Press (kindly supplied by, once again, Helen Skinner!). Copyright ©1998 The University of South Carolina Press.
    Reference 42 in South Carolina, A History
    Lambert South Carolina Loyalists

    230,279 .

    Coker Punishment of Revolutionary War Loyalists

    403-4 .

    Wallace History of South Carolina


    E.C. McCants History and Legends of South Carolina, Dallas: Southern Publishing Company, 1927

    251-52, 258, 281.

    James Wood Davidson School History of South Carolina , rev.ed., Columbia: W.J. McDuffie, 1869


    Charles E. Thomas "Rebecca Couturier, Heroine of the Revolution", News and Courier (Charleston), 30 Sept. 1956


    John J. Dargan School History of South Carolina, Columbia : State Company, 1906


    Bailey and Cooper Biographical Directory


  20. 79 Pages (!) of typewritten family material, primarily transcripts of histories and letters in state papers,  a veritable treasure trove of information, was very graciously provided by Ms. Sara Texas Geiger-Geiger for inclusion on this web page at my request, copied and mailed to me by Ms. Helen Skinner.  All material so attributed to Ms. Geiger is copyright ©2000 Ms. Sara Texas Geiger-Geiger, all rights reserved.  I caution that this material is not original source material, but typewritten transcripts of same, and I request that each person using it please attempt to track down at least one original source and mail me a photocopy so that I can correct the inevitable transcription errors that I have introduced, and so that I can provide full complete original source references.
  21. Elizabeth F. Ellet. The Women of the American Revolution. NY: Baker and Scribner, 1848 (Vols. I & II); 1850 (Vol. III). (full reference courtesy of, and thanks to, H. Imrey.)
  22. Benson J. Lossing. The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1852. (full reference courtesy of, and thanks to, H. Imrey.)
  23. Timothy S. Arthur. "A Story of the American Revolution", in The Lost Penny and Other Stories. Philadelphia PA: Lippincott & Co., 1862. [Story copyrighted to Lippincott, Grambe & Co., 1852.] (full reference courtesy of, and thanks to, H. Imrey.)
  24. John B. O'Neall and John A. Chapman. The Annals of Newberry in Two Parts. Newberry SC: Aull & Houseal, 1892. [Note: O'Neall's Vol. I published in 1859; edition with Chapman's Vol. II published in 1892.] (full reference courtesy of, and thanks to, H. Imrey.)
  25. John A. Chapman. School History of South Carolina. Richmond VA: Everett Waddey Co., 1897. (full reference courtesy of, and thanks to, H. Imrey.)

Reading recommended  by Jud Hair:

  1. "The War in the South" Chidsey
  2. "The Destructive War" Pancake
  3. "Battle of Cowpens" Roberts
  4. "Kings Mountain" Messick
  5. "From Savannah to Yorktown" Lumpkin
  6. "Prelude to Yorktown" Treachy

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