South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust




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Our mission

ARMED CONFLICT a destroyer and creator, the great sculptor of nations: For thousands of years, warfare has shaped every aspect of human civilization. Beyond the obvious and direct impacts to history in the forms of the victories and defeats, armed conflict also effects change and development in technology, economic systems, ideology, culture, art, literature, music, and spread religion to every corner of the globe.


Since the Province of Carolina was chartered in 1663, hundreds of battles representing nearly every regional and national conflict have been fought on South Carolina soil. During the Revolutionary War alone there were more than 130 battles fought throughout the state. In addition to battlefields, South Carolina possesses a wealth of other historical military sites highlighting the state's significant contribution to the United State's military actions around the world. South Carolina's military history has contributed greatly to the founding and development of the nation, a tradition her service men and women of the armed forces carry on to this day.


The South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust seeks to protect and preserve these historic military sites across South Carolina to not only honor the soldiers who gave their lives in service to their country, but also provide current and future generations a space at which to remember, contemplate, discuss, and learn how our history not only shapes the past, but is also relevant to the present and future of our great state. We invite you to learn, participate, preserve and promote South Carolina's military history with us on this journey.


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Featured Sites

A few of our protected sites




Cole's Island, SC

Adams Run, SC

Hollywood, SC

“To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?”

Marcus Tullius Cicero

In the News

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Berkeley Independent - Battlefield Berkeley County: New study will uncover county’s role in independence


Check out this article in the Berkeley Independent by Lindsey Street discussing Berkeley County's role in the American Revolution and our upcoming projects in the county with SCBPT Executive Diector Doug Bostick and Gary LeCroy.


2015 ABPP Project Grant Awards Announcement


The South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust received a grant for $72,500! These funds will be used to create a master database of battlefields and associated sites in Berkeley County, South Carolina. The Battleground Trust will study 14 Revolutionary War battlefields and one Yemassee War (1715-1717) battle to nominate qualifying sites to the National Register of Historic Places as well as create a management plan for eventual site acquisition or conservation easements. The project team will utilize LiDAR surveys, GPS, metal detection, and military terrain analysis to study and map the battlefields.

Featured Project

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The Civil War in

Mount Pleasant


Featured Historic Maps and Documents

Contact us

Phone: 843-743-8281




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