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Mary, Soldier Tom and other family at Thomas Sumter’s house when the British arrive in May 1780:

A cursory review of “Thomas Sumter” by Anne King Gregory and “African-American Patriots in the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution” by Bobby G. Ross and Michael C Scoggins reveals some interesting facts about the home of one of the heroes of the War of Independence in South Carolina. Thomas Sumter, also known as the …

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Historyman presents: The Botetourt Resolutions March 11, 1775

After a brush up in the Indian country (Lord Dunmore\’s war) the leaders of Botetourt and Fincastle (western most regions of VA) came home to a country in an uproar over the injustices of England towards the colonies. Here is one of the resolutions submitted.

Historyman presents: The Rowan Resolves

In 1774, the citizens of the Rowan county around Salisbury, NC once again put their signatures to a protest against the British Crown. They protested taxation without representation and declared that the African trade be discontinued. Freedom Reigns!

Historyman presents: The Pittsylvania, VA Resolves, January 26, 1775

The Pittsylvania Resolves come from the Danville, Chatham area of Virginia. These resolves were yet another in a series of statements across the colonies in support of the patriots in Boston. Pledging their lives and money to the cause of Liberty, they sealed their intentions with their signatures. Freedom Reigns!

Historyman presents: The Tryon Association

Resolved, that we will Continue to profess all Loyalty and attachment to our Sovereign Lord King George the Third, His Crown & Dignity, so long as he secures to us those Rights and Liberties which the principles of Our Constitution require.

Historyman presents: The Fincastle Resolves, Fincastle VA

But if no pacifick measures shall be proposed or adopted…and our enemies will attempt to dragoon us out of these inestimable privileges which we are entitled to as subjects, … we declare, that we are deliberately and resolutely determined never to surrender them to any power upon earth, … we are resolved to live and die.

Historyman presents: The Declaration of Independence

Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness

Historyman presents: The Cheraw Resolves

Justice William Henry Drayton addressed the Grand Jury of the Cheraw District at a pivotal time in the lead up to the Revolutionary War. The Grand Jury returned their resolve to defend their rights, \”at the hazard to our lives and fortunes.\” Freedom reigns!

Historyman presents: The Camden Resolves

Camden\’s contribution to the Revolutionary War was great. The sentiments of its leaders were summed up in this salvo from the Grand Jury of the community that met in December 1774, a year and a half prior to the Declaration of Independence. Other Communities like Cheraw and Ninety Six delivered similar Resolves. Freedom Reigns!

Historyman presents: Ishmael Titus

Ishmael was a warrior at Camden, Kings Mountain and Guilford\’s Courthouse. He saved his Colonel and fought for Liberty\’s sake…. his and ours.

Jerry Martin, Olympia Mills

Jerry Martin, Olympia Mills, Baseball 1950s-1960s Jerry Martin grew up around the winning sports traditions of Olympia Mills.  He graduated from Olympia High school in the late 1960s.  He went on to play in the major leagues and make a career out of a game that most just enjoy as a past time.  Jerry started …

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Samuel Wyly

Treason in England was punishable by having the man’s entrails cut from his body and then his body dismembered. In order to dismember the person the extremities were often times tied by rope and pulled in opposite directions by men on horseback.  The arms and legs would be pulled in four different directions until they …

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The Battle of Hobkirk’s Hill

The Battle of Hobkirk’s Hill, the Second Battle of Camden The 1st Maryland Continentals broke at the center of the American line just as the British began to charge up Hobkirk’s Hill on April 25, 1781.  The panic that ensued along the American front caused General Nathaniel Greene to withdraw despite his superiority in numbers. …

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