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Known as the Swamp Fox, Gen. Francis Marion hid out in the region and practiced guerilla warfare tactics on the British troops. Check out the remote sites where evidence of his camps has been found.
Make your way to Cheraw to visit Old St. David's Church c. 1770. The building was used by both Americans and British as barracks and hospital. The cemetery has graves from both sides of the war.
The stockade in Florence held nearly 18,000 Union soldiers for less than six months in 1864-65. Because of the 2800 who perished during this time, the National Cemetery was created. A large number of sites of the War between the States can also be seen in the historic districts of Georgetown, Chesterfield and Cheraw.
Nearly every museum in the region touches on military history - from the propellers of the USS Pee Dee to the atomic bomb dropped in Florence. Check out the full list of museums to cover Revolutionary War through current times. The SC Hall of Fame includes a long list of SC history-makers.