The American Revolution in South Carolina

March 1, 1775

June 21, 1775

November 21, 1775

February 29, 1776

April 15, 1776

June 4, 1776

October 31, 1776

February 15, 1777

October 30, 1777

January 10, 1779

October 10, 1779

January 20, 1780

May 12, 1780

June 1, 1780

August 16, 1780

January 20, 1781

May 15, 1781

September 30, 1781

November 15, 1781

January 31, 1782

December 14, 1782


On March 28, 1778, the South Carolina General Assembly resolved that the South Carolina militia would be henceforth divided into three new "brigades" of troops: SC 1st Brigade of Militia - Brig. Gen. Stephen Bull; SC 2nd Brigade of Militia - Brig. Gen. Richard Richardson; and SC 3rd Brigade of Militia - Brig. Gen. Andrew Williamson. Not long thereafter (date lost to history), they authorized the SC 4th Brigade of Militia under Brig. Gen. Alexander McIntosh. These new brigades were comprised of the many Regiments of Militia that had already existed and organized as shown above - and with the promotion of four colonels to brigadier generals, there were several leadership changes among the Regiments of Militia at this point in time.

With the promotion of Stephen Bull, Richard Hutson became the colonel and commander of the Beaufort District Regiment. With the promotion of Richard Richardson, Col. Joseph Kershaw of the Fairfield Regiment was appointed as commander of the Camden District Regiment, and John Winn was appointed as colonel and commander of the Fairfield Regiment to replace Kershaw. With the promotion of Andrew Williamson, the Ninety-Six District Regiment was split into two separate regiments - the Upper Ninety-Six District Regiment, Col. Andrew Pickens commanding; and, the Lower Ninety-Six District Regiment, Col. LeRoy Hammond commanding. The promotion of Alexander McIntosh out of the State Troops into the SC militia necessitated several promotions within the SC 5th Regiment under Col. Isaac Huger.

Col. John Harleston retired and he was replaced by Col. Maurice Simmons to lead the Charles Town District Regiment.

At this same point in time, the Council of Safety established a new independent company, the Charles Town Artillery Company, led by Capt. Sims White.

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