THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
July 4, 1776 to 1783
Nov. 18 -- Lt. Col. William Washington was transferred to Charleston.
Aug. 17 -- Capt. Archibald Broun, a Revolutionary hero of Brounsfield Plantation in Mt. Pleasant, married Mary Deas, the daughter of his wealthy neighbors, John and Elizabeth Allen Deas of Thoroughgood Plantation.
Oct. 5 -- Henry Laurens earns the unique distinction of becoming the only American to ever be held prisoner in the Tower of London, following his arrest for high treason.
Aug. 27 -- In the waning days of the American Revolution, John Laurens was shot off his horse and mortally wounded.