The American Revolution in South Carolina

March 1, 1775

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November 21, 1775

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October 30, 1777

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October 10, 1779

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June 1, 1780

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January 31, 1782

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In August of 1781, BG Thomas Sumter resigned after Gov. John Rutledge criticized some of his actions. Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene convinced Sumter to return in November - during his absence, Col. William Henderson was given command of the 1st Brigade of SC Militia/State Troops.

On September 10, 1781, Gov. John Rutledge authorized a fourth brigade of Militia/State Troops with John Barnwell commissioned as its brigadier general. This decision was not well received by many in the lowcountry and enlistment was very poor from inception until the end of the war. The following regiments of militia were taken away from BG Francis Marion and placed under BG John Barnwell - Beaufort District Regiment, Colleton County Regiment, Upper Granville County Regiment, and Lower Granville County Regiment.

By this time, Col. Benjamin Roebuck has left BG Thomas Sumter and joined BG Andrew Pickens.

Lt. Col. Samuel Hammond is promoted to full Colonel and his regiment is elevated to State Troops.



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