Musgrove Mill Battleground

The Battlefield Trail loops around the site of the battle and has interpretive signs detailing the progress of the battle for Musgrove's Mill.

This comprehensive guide, complete with pictures, offers a glimpse into America’s past and the activities you can enjoy today. Explore the rich history of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site, a key Revolutionary War battleground in South Carolina. Discover the site’s hiking trails, picnic spots, and the story of the Battle of Musgrove Mill.

Gastonias Backyard Treasures

Discovering Gastonia’s Backyard Treasures Nestled just outside of the bustling city of Charlotte, Gastonia, North Carolina is one of the most popular spots for people moving to the area to settle. And why not? With urban delights like shopping, concerts, art galleries, and sports just a stone’s throw away, Gastonia beckons those who want the… Continue reading Gastonias Backyard Treasures

Kings Mountain National Military Park

United States Monument (1909) at Kings Mountain National Military Park

Click Here for everything you need to know to plan your visit to Kings Mountain National Military Park. The Battle at Kings Mountain Lord Charles Cornwallis sipped his morning tea as he read his correspondence. He enjoyed these morning respites as it gave him time to reflect on the past few weeks. It had been… Continue reading Kings Mountain National Military Park

Blackstock Battlefield

Click Here for everything you need to know to plan your visit to Blackstock Battlefield in. In the weeks following the Battle of Kings Mountain, South Carolina remained in turmoil. The British still controlled the most strategic cities and settlements, but in the backcountry it was a different story. Major Patrick Ferguson and his army… Continue reading Blackstock Battlefield

Blackstock Battlefield Field Report

Historical Marker along Highway 49 not far from the Blackstock Battleground historic site.

Blackstock Battlefield Field Report Today’s trip was a quick stop to explore the Blackstock Battlefield Historic Site in Enoree South Carolina. I knew about where it was, so I didn’t bother to set my GPS, big mistake. I’ve passed by the sign on Highway 56 many times and knew it was about a mile from… Continue reading Blackstock Battlefield Field Report

The American Revolution in the Carolinas

After the Battle of Camden, America militia was seen as week and unreliable. Morgan used this perception to his advantage. Putting his battle hardened Continental Troops at the back and using militia to lure the British into his trap.

The American Revolution in the Carolinas When asked about key battles of the American Revolution most people think about the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Saratoga, or Washington crossing the Delaware before the Battle of Trenton. All Northern battles during the early part of the war. Few people think about battles fought in the south… Continue reading The American Revolution in the Carolinas

Camden Revolutionary War Site SC

The grass common infront of the Kershaw-Cornwallis House was used by British Troops as a parade ground during occupation.

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site Click Here for everything you need to know to plan your visit to the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site in South Carolina. Camden and The Southern Campaign The Spring and Summer of 1780 were a dark time for Continentals seeking independence from the British Crown. In the North, the British… Continue reading Camden Revolutionary War Site SC

Hidden Historic Sites Carolinas

10 Best “Secret” Historic Sites in the Carolinas It’s no secret that the Carolinas are full of history. From Colonization, Revolution, Independence, Expansion, Civil War and Reconstruction the Carolinas have seen it all. Historic sites dot our landscape but some are better known than others. Some are only known to people who live nearby. Some… Continue reading Hidden Historic Sites Carolinas

Ninety Six National Historic Site

Patriot forces used artillery and a rifle tower in their 1781 siege of the Star Fort at Ninety Six.

Click Here for everything you need to know to plan your visit to Ninety Six National Historic Site. Decades before Richard Pearis founded Greenville in 1770, another town was the largest and most important “metropolis” in Upstate South Carolina. That town was Ninety Six. As the most westerly English settlement from the coast, Ninety Six… Continue reading Ninety Six National Historic Site