This Day in History: A Signer of the Declaration with a lot to lose

On this day in 1736, a signer of the Declaration of Independence is born in Virginia. Carter Braxton was a wealthy and influential man with a lot to lose! His family had received large land grants from King George II. He had a thriving tobacco business. He held many public offices. It would have been […]

This Day in History: Americans drive the British out of South Carolina

On this day in 1781, the Battle of Eutaw Springs takes place. It would be the last major Revolutionary War battle fought south of Virginia. George Washington’s victory at Yorktown was just around the corner! At this point in the Revolution, Americans were waging a war of attrition against the British in the Carolinas. They […]