Sources / Further Research

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Below is a list of sources that were used in gathering information for this website.  The list consists of historical maps, websites, books and articles.  They are listed here to assist those interested in doing further research.

 

Map References

Cook, James. “A Map of the Province of South Carolina.”  London: 1773. David Rumsey historical Map Collection.

Mouzon, Henry. “An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina.” London: Printed for Robt. Sayer and J: Bennett, 1775. Library of Congress.

Jefferys, Thomas. “Composite: North & South Carolina.” London: Sayer and Bennett, 1776. David Rumsey Historic Map Collection.

Mills, Robert. “Horry District, South Carolina.” Baltimore: Tanner/Lucas, 1825. David Rumsey Historical Map Collection.

Mills, Robert. “Georgetown District, South Carolina.” Baltimore: Tanner/Lucas, 1825. David Rumsey Historical Map Collection.

Mills, Robert. "Marion District, South Carolina." Baltimore: Tanner/Lucas, 1825. David Rumsey Historical Map Collection.

Mills, Robert. "Williamsburg District, South Carolina." Baltimore: Tanner/Lucas, 1825. David Rumsey Historical Map Collection.

 

Website References

“Accessible Archives”

            The website provides a great database of materials for the American Revolution and the Civil War.

 

“The Avalon Project”

The Avalon Project provides the primary documentation of the Laws and Acts imposed onto the colonies. It is a good source for documentation of the events that led to the American Revolution. There are also various examples of letters and correspondence between leading figures of the American Revolution. The 18th century documents will provide the most relevant information.

 

“Calendar and Record of the Revolutionary War in the South: 1780-1781”, Sherman, William Thomas.

 

 “The David Library of the American Revolution”

            This site provides both primary and secondary sources on the American Revolution in South Carolina.

 

“Documenting the American South: Colonial and State Records of North Carolina", State Library of North Carolina, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

This website provides primary documentation on correspondences between some key figures involved in the Revolution in South Carolina, specifically Francis Marion.

 

“Fold3”

The website is an excellent database for primary military documentation associated with the American Revolution and the Civil War. The website is extremely user friendly and provides an image of the actual primary source. The Revolutionary Pension Applications provided a great amount of evidence and primary account of many of the Revolutionary battles in Horry and Georgetown Counties. This is a "pay" site, however there is a discount if you are a member of Ancestry.com.

 

“Georgetown County Digital Library”

This website provides good information on Georgetown County history through a visually based site. Information provided includes photographs, indents, and newspapers.

 

“Library of Congress Online Catalog”, Library of Congress.

 

“Oatmeal for the Foxhounds”

This site provides a good database of information obtained from primary sources. It holds copies of Tarleton’s memories, Simcoe’s Journal, and Watson’s Memories. It is a good starting point that guides research to primary sources.

 

"Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies", Cornell University Library.

"Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies", Cornell University Library.

The above two sites are part of the "Making of America" collection at Cornell University Library.  These two collections house all of the official correspondence, reports, and record of events of the Union and Confederate Armies and Navies. The Confederate records are vastly fewer than those of the Union.  The researcher needs to take into consideration the source of the reports and their point of view.

 

“The On-Line Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies”

The On-Line Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies is a great website for the Revolution. It is extremely comprehensive and easy to maneuver as well as filled with great information that will guide research to primary sources.

 

“South Carolina Department of Archives & History”

This website provides an on-line database of information pertaining to South Carolina History. It provides great information for land plats, pension, correspondence, and general information of the American Revolution and Civil War.

 

“South Carolina Digital Library”

 

“The South Carolina Historical Society”

            This website is a great database for researching the history of South Carolina.

 

"South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA)"

 

"South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (SC SHPO)"

 

"Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution"

 

“Southern Campaigns Revolutionary War Pension Statements & Rosters - Transcriptions”

This website provides the transcriptions of original pension applications of soldiers and militia men who fought in the Revolutionary War. It includes applications of men from various states, but who had some involvement in the Southern Theater. It provides great details of men, locations and officers involved in battles and skirmishes.

 

Bibliography

Andrews, John L. South Carolina Revolutionary War indents: a schedule. Columbia: SCMAR, 2001.

This is an index of the names of those who were issued Revolutionary War indents.

 

Bancroft, George. History of the United States of America, from the discovery of the American Continent.

This book gives a general account of the American Revolution and the South Strategy mentioning key people and battles. The chapter entitled, War in the South: Cornwallis and Gates gives a detailed description of the Battle of Camden. The Chapter entitled Cornwallis. - Men of the South and West, describes the civil war conditions between the Tories and Patriots. The book provides a good over view of war in the South with some provided documentation.

 

Barbour, R. L. South Carolina Revolutionary Battlefields: A Tour Guide. Louisiana: Pelican Publishing, 2002.

 

Bass, Jack and Poole, Scott W. The Palmetto State, The Making of Modern South Carolina:  University of South Carolina, 2009. 

This book provides a history of the state of South Carolina and gives a brief overall account of the American Revolution and the American Civil War.

 

Bass, Robert D. Swamp Fox the life and campaign of General Francis Marion. South Carolina: Sandlapper Publishing Co., 1959.

This book provides a detailed account of General Francis Marion’s campaign throughout South Carolina during the American Revolution. Footnotes provide the primary source documentation for the General’s movements, correspondences as well as the engagements.

 

Blake, John Lauris. Anecdotes of the American Revolution Selected from Garden’s Anecdotes, Gordon’s Letters. New Hampshire Historical Collections, Massachusetts Historical Collections, New York Historical Collections, American Anecdotes, Historical Anecdotes, and other Works on History and Biography. New York: Alexander V. Blake, 1845.

This book gives interesting anecdotes including one entitled Ordinary Fare of Marion where a British officer who dined with Marion and thereafter retired. Another entitled Mr. John Edwards and Admiral Arbuthnot where Mr. Edwards has an audience with admiral Abuthnot and refuses to pledge his loyalty to Britain.

 

Boddie, William Willis. Marion’s Men, a list of twenty-five hundred. Charleston: Heisser Printing Co., 1938.

This source provides a good list of men who served with General Francis Marion.

 

Bull, Henry DeSaussure. All Saints Church, Waccamaw - The Parish, The Place, The People, 1739-1948. Columbia: The R. L. Bryan Co., 1949.

 

Carrington, Henry Beebee. Battles of the American Revolution. 1775-1782. Historical and Military Criticism, with Topographical Illustration. New York: A.S. Barnes & Co. 1871.

This book gives a great account of the overall war while detailing the major engagements. It lacks focus on the North Eastern part of South Carolina.

 

Delieseline, Francis G. “Copy of Francis G. Delieseline’s Narrative - The original Having Been Forwarded to Hon. Thos. Butler King.” Contributed by Dr. Wm. C. Ravenel. Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina, No. 8. (1901): 27-34.

 

Ewald, Johann von, Diary of the American War: A Hessian Journal, Translated and Edited by Joseph P. Tustin, Yale University Press, 1979.

This Diary gives a great detailed account of the siege of Charleston, among other events. It would be very useful for research focused on the southern half of South Carolina, giving a personal and real account of a Hessian's experience.

 

Gibbes, R. W. Documentary History of the American Revolution: 1776-1782. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1857.

This book gives a general overview of the larger engagements and impacts from the war on South Carolina. It is heavily focused on the political influences and correspondence between key figures.

Gibbes, R. W. Documentary History of the American Revolution: 1781-1782. Columbia: Banner Steam-power Press, 1853.

This book gives a general overview of the larger engagements and impacts from the war on South Carolina. It is heavily focused on the political influences and draws its information on military movements from books on Marion’s life like Simms, Ramsey and James. It is a great source for correspondence between the key figures involved in the Southern Campaign.

 

Gregg, Alexander. The History of Old Cheraw. New York: Richard and Company, 1867.

 

Horry County Historical Society. The Independent Republic Quarterly, 1967-1974. Conway, S. C.: Horry County Historical Society, 1967-1974.

 

James, William Dobein. A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion. ed. Fryar, Jack E. North Carolina: Dram Tree Books, 2008.

The James’ book provides the greatest amount of information on events in Horry and Georgetown Counties during the American Revolution.

 

Jenkins, James. Memoir of James Jenkins, Experience, Labours, And Sufferings Of Rev. James Jenkins, Of the South Carolina Conference, Printed for the Author, 1842. Lithographed and Printed by The State Commercial Printing Company, Columbia, SC, 1959. The original Copy located at Emory University Theology Library, (Bar Code 15181581), 56356, Microfilmed Solinet/Aserl Project, Transcribed by Ben Burroughs.

The personal memoir of Reverend Jenkins provides valuable primary information on engagements that occurred in Horry and Georgetown Counties during the American Revolution. It is a great sources of information.

 

Jones, Lewis P. South Carolina A Synoptic History for Laymen. South Carolina: Sandlapper Publishing Co., 1971.

 

Lachicotte, Alberta Morel. Georgetown Rice Plantations. South Carolina: The Georgetown Society Historical Society, 1993.

This book provides great detail on the ownership and known history and location of the plantations throughout Georgetown County. It is a useful tool for finding lineage as well as historical background. There are also great pictures of the surviving structures.

 

Lambert, Robert Stansbury. South Carolina Loyalists in the American Revolution. South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 1987.

 

Lee, Henry. The Campaign of 1781 in the Carolinas. South Carolina, The Reprint Company, Publishers, 1975.

 

Leiding, Harriette Kershaw. Historic Houses of South Carolina. Philadelphia: J.H. Lippincott Company, 1921.

 

Lewis, Catherine H. Horry County, South Carolina 1730-1993. South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 1998.

This book provides an overview of the History of South Carolina that covers the American Revolution and the Civil War.

 

Lipscomb, Terry W. “South Carolina Revolutionary Battles,” Names in South Carolina, published annually.

The information provided by Lipscomb is a valuable source for engagements during the American Revolution. Lipscomb provides the sources for his information as well.

 

Maclean, J. P. An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America Prior to the Peace of 1783, Together with Notices of Highland Regiments and Biographical Sketches. Glasgow: The Helman-Taylor Company, 1900.

 

McCrady, Edward. The History of South Carolina in the Revolution 1775-1780. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1901.

McCrady, Edward. The History of South Carolina in the Revolution 1780-1783. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1902.

 

Moss, Bobby Gilmer. Roster of South Carolina Patriorts in the Amercian Revolution. Baltimore : Genealogical Pub Co., 1983.

The Moss book provides the name of individual Patriots who were involved in the American Revolution in South Carolina. With the names there is a brief account of information about the individual such as a battle they were involved in or a commander with whom they were associated.

 

Nathanael Greene Papers Letter Books October 16, 1780 thru April 8, 1782 General Correspondence 1775 thru July 26, 1782, Library of Congress, 1966.

 

O’Kelley, Patrick. Nothing but Blood and Slaughter, The Revolutionary War in the Carolinas, Volume Two, 1780. Florida: Booklocker.com, Inc., 2004.

O’Kelley, Patrick. Nothing but Blood and Slaughter, The Revolutionary War in the Carolinas, Volume Three, 1781. Florida: Booklocker.com, Inc., 2005.

 

Pennington, Patience. A Woman Rice Planter. Massachusetts: The Belknap Pres of Harvard University Press, 1961.

 

Pruitt, Janye Conway. Revolutionary War pension applicants who served from South Carolina. 1946

This is an index of the names of the men who served.

 

Ramsay, David. The History of the American Revolution. Trenton: James J. Wilson, 1811.

 

Rogers, George C. Jr. The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina. South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 1970.

This book gives a great account of the American Revolution and Civil War, the key people and places as well as detailed accounts of specific events. The most valuable information is in the footnotes providing the primary sources to the detailed accounts. The book covers the general period as well as the important details for Georgetown County during the two wars.

 

Salley, A. S. Jr. ed. Warrants for Lands in South Carolina 1672-1711. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1973.

This book is a good source for information on land holders in South Carolina. This is useful in deciphering the location of an engagement if the general area is unknown.

 

Simcoe, John Graves. Simcoe's Military Journal: A History of the Operations of a Partisan Corps, Called The Queen's Rangers, Commanded By Lieut. Col. J. G. Simcoe During The War Of The American Revolution. New York: Bartlett & Welford, 1844.

This journal provides in-depth detail of the movements and engagements of the Queen’s American Rangers in South Carolina. It also includes entries from John Saunders who commanded the QAR stationed at Georgetown. It provides priceless information on the location and people involved in skirmishes in and around Georgetown.

 

Simmons, Rick. Defending South Carolina’s Coast: The Civil War from Georgetown to Little River. Charleston: The History Press, 2009.

This book provides a summary of the Civil War along South Carolina’s coast. It is a great source for research for both Horry and Georgetown Counties.

 

Simms, W. Gilmore. The Life of Francis Marion. New York: Geo. F. Cooledge & Brother, 1944.

The Simms’ book provides a good account of the Life of General Francis Marion, but it is a secondary source that is similar to William Dobein James’ book.

 

Southern, Ed, eds., Voices of the American Revolution in the Carolinas. Winston-Salem: John F. Blair, 2009.

This source provides information for the Charleston area and the Western part of South Carolina. The material is supported with primary sources that are listed in the footnotes. There is a chapter on Francis Marion that is drawn from Weems book.

 

Tarleton, Lieutenant-Colonel. A History of the Campaign of 1780 and 1781 in the Southern Provinces of North America. Dublin.

 

The Cornwallis Papers, The Campaigns of 1780 and 1781 in The Southern Theatre of the American Revolutionary War, Volume III. Edited by Ian Saberton. England: The Naval & Military Press Ltd, 2010.

 

The Revolutionary War Memoirs of General Henry Lee. Edited by Robert E. Lee. New York: Da Capo Press, Inc., 1998.

 

Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina. Published by the order of the Society. South Carolina: Walker, Evans & Cogswell Company, Printers, 1897.

 

United Daughters of the Confederacy. South Carolina Division. Arthur Manigault Chapter, Georgetown. For Love of a Rebel. South Carolina: Arthur Manigault Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1974.

 

Walker, Cornelius Irvine. Rolls and Historical Sketch of the Tenth Regiment. Charleston: Walker, Evans, & Cogswell Printers, 1881.

This book provides a list of all the men of the Tenth Regiment as wells as the campaigns they participated in.

 

Walker, Paul K. Engineers of Independence - A Documentary History of the Army Engineers in the American Revolution, 1775-1783. United Kingdom: University Press of the Pacific, 2002.

The book provides a good account of the Battle of Fort Moultrie, the Siege of Savannah and the siege of Charlestown. These actions provide background information for the Southern Campaign in the American Revolution.