Based on the acclaim of the Banastre Tarleton, Camden Campaign, Gen. Thomas Sumter, and Gen. Nathanael Greene Symposia Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution and the Church of the Epiphany in historic Eutawville, South Carolina proudly presents a conference and battlefield tour of the Eutaw Springs military campaigns of “The Fighting Quaker” - Major General Nathanael Greene.
The conference will be held at the Church of the Epiphany in historic Eutawville, South Carolina and on the large battlefield from 9:00-5:30 pm on Saturday, September 9th. Keynote presenter, Dennis M. Conrad, historian for the United States Navy and editor of the final volumes of the encyclopedic Papers of General Nathanael Greene, will discuss Lt. Col. “Light Horse Harry” Lee’s role and reactions to Gen. Greene concerning the fight at Eutaw Springs. Lee McGee will discuss the role of cavalry at Eutaw Springs. All aspects of the battle, the troops engaged, strategy, and aftermath of the battle will be covered by Eutaw Springs scholars Christine Swager, Charles Price, Robert Dunkerly, Jim Piecuch, and Steven J. Rauch. Gen. George Fields and Eutaw Springs project archaeologist Scott Butler will be on hand to discuss the modern battlefield research and preservation planning.
Saturday afternoon is devoted to a battlefield tour. Attendees will travel to the Eutaw Springs battlefield on the shores of Lake Marion. Guides will be David P. Reuwer and Charles B. Baxley, both renown battle sites tour guides of the Tarleton, Camden Campaign, Thomas Sumter and Nathanael Greene symposia. Assisted by military historians Lee McGee, Steven Rauch and Jim Piecuch, and geologist Irene Boland and archaeologist Scott Butler, this on-the-ground tour of the huge Eutaws battlefield will point out the battle chronology, tactical deployments and topography. Wrongly thought by many to be submerged under Lake Marion, the major battle fought on this preservation challenge was undoubtedly General Greene’s greatest victory. Saturday’s tour will encompass Greene’s Eutaw Springs campaign that pushed the British from the midlands of South Carolina to their tidewater enclave around Charleston. This battlefield trip include opportunities to walk the battle sites and hear riveting presentations by on-site guides.
Afternoon program includes a commemorative ceremony to honor those who fought at Eutaw Springs at the memorial park conducted by the Battle of Eutaw Springs Chapter of the SAR and the Eutaw Springs and William Thomson Chapters of the DAR at 5:25 pm. Attendees are also invited to a closing reception at Numertia Plantation Saturday afternoon complete with a “groaning board” of hors d'oeuvres.
For more information call Rev. John Scott at The Church of the Epiphany Post Office Box 9 Eutawville, SC 29048 (803) 492-7644 or see the symposium postings on www.southerncampaign.org or http://www.piety.com/epiphany/index.htm.This site was designed and is maintained by Carolyna. Please email any technical questions or comments her direction.