Know Your History: Carolina Celts and the American Revolution

CAROLINA CELTS & THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

 

In sum, it is hard to look at the South’s experience during the American Revolution as anything but extraordinary.  This article provides a minor glimpse into the most exciting and often forgotten theater.  Yankee mythology effectively frames the American Revolution in the following way: Tea Party, Minute Men at Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill, Declaration of Independence, Washington Crosses the Delaware, Valley Forge, Saratoga, and finally Yorktown.  In fact, there is no United States without the humble and fierce Carolina Celt.

More Southerners need to explore that part of their history, too, and reclaim their rightful place of honor.