Corps of Discovery

Corps of Discovery field trips are informal tours organized upon invitation of a host and guide.  SCAR publishes a meeting date, time, and place of the Revolutionary War related sites to be visited.  We invite all interested to carpool, join the hike and enjoy informal on-the-ground, interpretive presentations of research.  SCAR keeps you posted on the details here.

March 19, 2011 – Ninety Six, SC – Corps of Discovery – “Off the Beaten Path at Ninety Six.

May 21, 2011 – Charlotte, NC – Corps of Discovery – “Lord Cornwallis in Charlotte, fall 1780 – Into the Hornet’s Nest.”

November 13, 2011 – Cheraw, SC – touring the upper Pee Dee River Revolutionary War sites: the grave of NC militia Gen. Henry William Harrington; Claudius Pegues extant 18th c. house, site of the first prisoner exchange cartel; and Gen. Nathanael Greene camp of repose of on Hick’s Creek.

November 19, 2011 – Ft. Mill, SC – Corps of Discovery – Lord Cornwallis Retreats from Charlotte.

March 11, 2012 – Camden, SC – join your battlefield guides, George Fields, David P. Reuwer, John Allison, Dean Hunt, and Charles B. Baxley, for a walking tour of the Battle of Camden

January 13, 2013 – Mount Pleasant, SC.

October 27, 2013 – Georgetown, SC – Southern Campaigns of the American RevolutionCorps of Discovery – presents a car pool and walking tour of Georgetown District Revolutionary War sites.  Join Gen. Francis Marion scholar Karen L. MacNutt and former American Revolution Magazine editor David P. Reuwer and Charles B. Baxley to see the area’s Revolutionary war sites and learn the stories of South Carolina’s second port city and its defenses.  Karen MacNutt’s Francis Marion in Georgetown tour, the Marion and Lee’s attack on the British in Georgetown in January 1781, Lt. Gov. Christopher Gadsden’s Beneventum Plantation on the Black River,

February 15, 2014 – Clinton, SC – SCAR in partnership with the Musgrove Mill State Historic Site for a program on The Revolutionary War in Laurens County, SC and Corps of Discovery to Revolutionary War sites in the area.  Prof. Jim Piecuch presented his research on the removal of the Loyalists in the area in 1778.  Prof. Jeff Dennis talk about the 1776 Cherokee War.  Ranger Brian Robson talked about the local militia organizations (on both sides).  John C. “Jack” Parker, Jr., author of Parker’s Guide, presented his latest research on SC Loyalist militia Maj. William “Bloody Bill” Cunningham’s Bloody Scout raid and we visited the sites of “Bloody Bill’s” massacre of Americans at Hayes Station; Lt. Col. William Washington’s victory over Col. Thomas Water’s Georgia and South Carolina Loyalist militia at Hammond’s Old Store; and the early Whig vs. Tory battle at Lindley’s Fort. 

November 9, 2014 – Washington, Ga. – Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution will hold a Corps of Discovery car pooled tour to Wilkes County Revolutionary War sites.  We toured the Kettle Creek battlefield with the principal archaeologist, drove the colonial road and visited Robert Carr’s Fort battle site in the Ceded Lands.

February 20-21, 2016 – Ebenezer, Ga. – the Southern Campaigns Revolutionary War Roundtable met at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.  This Round Table was followed Saturday afternoon by a Corps of Discovery walking tour.  Toured the amazing Revolutionary War earthworks at New Ebenezer, Ga. – a fortified British camp from 1779 to 1782 – with project archaeologist Dan Elliott.  On Sunday we followed the 18th c. road from Ebenezer towards Augusta, and the Briar Creek battlefield with project archaeologist Dan Battle. These events were sponsored by Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution and the Georgia American Revolution Preservation Alliance.

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Stay tuned for information on SCAR‘s next Corps of Discovery!


Corps of Discovery trips to:

Ninety Six

Revolutionary War Battle of Alamance and Guilford counties, NC

Tarleton’s Raid on Charlottesville, VA

Hanging Rock
Eutaw Springs 2006

Updated: February 21, 2016