Revolution in the Carolinas

The Quaker and the Gamecock: Nathanael Greene, Thomas Sumter, and the Revolutionary War for the Soul of the South 


Presented by Andrew Waters 


Among the many American Patriots active in the South during the American Revolution, no two were more different than General Nathanael Greene and Brigadier General Thomas Sumter. Though the two men shared the ultimate goal of independence for the thirteen colonies, they clashed time and time again on how to achieve that goal. Greene was burdened with the heavy responsibility of commanding the Continental Army forces across the South, trying to prove constantly that he was the right man for the job. Sumter led a local militia in South Carolina and reported to the General, but his desire for personal revenge often influenced his actions. While working together led to difficulties, they were both vital to patriot victory in the South.


Andrew Waters is a writer, editor, and conservationist residing in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is the editor of three slave narrative collections, and his articles and short stories have appeared in numerous publications. Andrew’s recent work focuses on the American Revolution in the Carolinas.