Laurens County Museum Hosts Field Trip Regarding the Battle of the Great Canebrake

September 13, 2021
As a follow up to the most recent talk in the lecture series “Shots Fired in the Backcountry”, the Laurens County Museum hosted a field trip to the on Saturday, September 11th.
The first armed conflict in the Revolutionary War south of Lexington and Concord occurs in the SC Backcountry.
The lecture focused on the First Siege of Ninety Six, the Battle of the Great Canebrake, and the Snow Campaign (September, 1775-December, 1775). The Field Trip to the Battle of the Great Canebrake (December 22, 1775). Historic Hopkins Farm, 3717 Fork Shoals Road, Simpsonville, SC. This is the only pitched battle ever fought in Greenville County.
This was the third lecture and field trip in the year-long monthly series presented by historian and battlefield preservationist Durant Ashmore at the Laurens County Museum.

The next lecture will be Tuesday, October 5, 2021 – The Cherokee War of 1776.

(Photo credit: Jennifer Plemons McCracken)