Month: September 2015

Episode 014

Benedict Arnold in Quebec – Part I

Benedict Arnold may be remembered as a famous traitor, but before that he was an accomplished military commander for Colonial forces. George Washington himself gave Arnold his command and set him loose to take the Canadian city of Quebec.

Episode 013

Snow Campaign & The Battle of Great Cane Brake

The southern colonies first major taste of war was the Snow Campaign, which included over of 3,000 Patriot militia in South Carolina led by Colonel Richard Richardson, who was tasked to drive out British loyalists from the South Carolina Backcountry

Episode 012

The Battle of Great Bridge & The Burning of Norfolk

The Southern Theater of the Revolutionary War had several interesting events taking place from the fall of 1775 until the first part of 1776. Today we'll talk about two of those events: The Battle of Great Bridge and the burning of Norfolk, VA

Episode 011

The Fourteenth Colony & Ninety Six, SC

The "Fourteenth Colony" or Canada, was a focus of the second Continental Congress to prevent invasion from the North by the British. It was decided that a two-fold expedition be sent to secure the area. Meanwhile, in South Carolina, Loyalist and Patriot tension finally comes to a head.