A Visit to Musgrove Mill State Park, Where 200 Patriot Militia Defeated 300 Loyalist Militia and 200 Provincial Regulars

On 8 January 2019, I visited the Musgrove Mill State Historic Site in Clinton, SC, the site of a Patriot victory over Loyalists and Provincials during the American Revolution. Also within the park is Horseshoe Falls, a waterfall on Cedar Falls Creek near the Enoree River. There are two trails on the site, one that … Continue reading A Visit to Musgrove Mill State Park, Where 200 Patriot Militia Defeated 300 Loyalist Militia and 200 Provincial Regulars

Book Review: Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas by John Buchanan

Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas by John Buchanan My rating: 4 of 5 stars I decided to read Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas by John Buchanan as preparation for a vacation trip to visit the Ninety Six, Musgrove Mill, Kings Mountain, and Cowpens battlefields in … Continue reading Book Review: Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas by John Buchanan

Book Review: The Swamp Fox: How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution by John Oller

Despite having lived in Savannah, just south of South Carolina, for most of my life and having a practically lifelong love of History I never really knew much about Francis Marion beyond the myths and legends that sprang up about him. Even then, the myths were mostly about his military activity and not the man … Continue reading Book Review: The Swamp Fox: How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution by John Oller

Book Review: Spain and the Independence of the United States: An Intrinsic Gift

I bought Spain and the Independence of the United States: An Intrinsic Gift by Thomas E. Chavez at the Castille de San Marcos gift shop while I was visiting Saint Augustine, FL earlier this year. Between that visit and a program I watched on Saint Augustine on PBS prior to the trip, I'd developed an interest … Continue reading Book Review: Spain and the Independence of the United States: An Intrinsic Gift