The South’s Colonial History has been suppressed and covered up



I think it is important to remember and honor our Confederate ancestor’s fathers and grandfathers as well.

As a result of the Civil War, most of the South’s Revolutionary War and colonial history was taken out of the history books and never replaced. When I was in school, I was taught that the American Revolution took place above the Mason-Dixon line and in New England. Since that time, I have learned that the American Revolution was mainly fought and won in the South. It was something that was suppressed and covered up because of the North’s hatred for the South as a result of the Civil War.

The State of South Carolina has more than 250 Revolutionary War battlefields scattered across the state. The number is said to be closer to 300! It has more battlefields than any other state North or South of the Mason-Dixon. The states of Georgia, Florida, Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina are also full of Revolutionary War battlefields and sites.

The Rattlesnake Flag that has the words "Don’t Tread On Me" was invented in 1776 by South Carolina’s Christopher Gadsen.

The South had it’s own version of Paul Revere named Jack Jouett from Virginia. He personally saved Thomas Jefferson and the entire Virginia delegation from being Captured by the British.

There were Tea Parties like the one in Boston in Maryland, and Edenton, North Carolina.

North Carolina had 2 declarations of Independence, both before the one in Philadelphia. The Mecklenburg and The Halifax. The NC Flag has the date of the Halifax Declaration on it.

The first battle of the American Revolution "The battle of Alamance" was fought in Burlington, North Carolina in 1771 against the local British government.

The largest battle of the American Revolution was fought at yorktown, Virginia

The worse defeat of the American Revolution was the battle for Charleston, SC

The 2nd largest battle of the American Revolution was the battle of Savannah, GA

The Bloodiest battle of the American Revolution was Eutaw Springs, SC

The States of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland all had Continental Regiments.

The Virginia State Navy was larger than the Continental Navy.

If you want a real eye-opener about Southern history waiting to be told, look at the American Revolution.

Have a great day,

Jim Gillgam