Stained glass window

Home > Research by Subject > War Resources > American Revolution

American Revolution Resources
"Washington endeavoring to rally the fugitives"
Click image to enlarge

Please note that items in bold are described in the Library's online catalog and you will need to review the catalog to obtain the call number of each item. Other items are described in guides in Special Collections and Archives.

I. Books and Published Materials
18th century
  • The day it rained militia: Huck's defeat and the revolution in the South Carolina backcountry, May-July 1780, Michael C. Scoggins, with a foreword by Walter Edgar, 2005
  • The history of the American revolution, David Ramsay, 1798
  • American archives: consisting of a collection of authentick records, state papers, debates, and letters and other notices of publick affairs, the whole forming a documentary history of the origin and progress of the North American colonies; of the causes and accomplishment of the American revolution; and of the Constitution of government for the United States, to the final ratification thereof. In six series; by Peter Force. Prepared and published under authority of an act of Congress 1837-53
19th century
  • America's deliverence and duty : a sermon preached at the Baptist Church in Charleston, South-Carolina, on the Fourth Day of July, 1802 before the State Society of the Cincinnati, the American Revolution Society , Richard Furman, 1802
  • Death's dominion over man considered : a sermon occasioned by the death of the Honorable Major General Alexander Hamilton, Richard Furman, 1804
  • Poems written and published during the American revolutionary war, and now republished from the original manuscripts: interspersed with translations from the ancients, and other pieces not heretofore in print, Philip Freneau, 1809
  • History of the war of independence of the United States of America, Charles Botta, Translator George Alexander Otis, 1820-1821
  • Memoirs of the American Revolution: from its commencement to the year 1776, inclusive, as relating to the state of South-Carolina, and occasionally refering [sic] to the states of North-Carolina and Georgia, John Drayton, 1821
  • Anecdotes of the American revolution: illustrative of the talents and virtues of the heroes and patriots, who acted the most conspicuous parts therein, Alexander Garden, 1828
  • The political writings of Thomas Paine: to which is prefixed a brief sketch of the author's life, Thomas Payne, 1830
  • Life and correspondence of John Paul Jones: including his narrative of the campaign of the Liman, From original letters and manuscripts in the possession of Miss Janette Taylor, 1830
  • The life of Gouverneur Morris: with selections from his correspondence and miscellaneous papers; detailing events in the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and in the political history of the United States, Jared Sparks, 1832
  • The works of Benjamin Franklin: containing several political and historical tracts not included in any former edition, and many letters, official and private, not hitherto published; with notes and a life of the author, editor Jared Sparks, 1840
  • Journal and letters of the late Samuel Curwen judge of admiralty, etc., a loyalist-refugee in England, during the American revolution. To which are added, illustrative documents and other eminent men, Samuel Curwen, 1845
  • Memoirs of his own time: with reminiscences of the men and events of the revolution, Alexander Graydon, editor John Stockton Littell, 1846
  • Orators of the American Revolution, E.L. Magoon, 1848
  • The women of the American revolution, Elizabeth F. Ellet, 1848-1850
  • Memoir of the life and times of General John Lamb, an officer of the revolution, who commanded the post at West Point at the time of Arnold's defection, and his correspondence with Washington, Clinton, Patrick Henry, and other distinguished men of his time, Isaac Q. Leake, 1850
  • Men and times of the Revolution; or, Memoirs of Elkanah Watson, including journals of travels in Europe and America, from 1777 to 1842, with his correspondence with public men and reminiscences and incidents of the Revolution, editor Winslow C. Watson, 1856
  • Documentary history of the American revolution: consisting of letters and papers relating to the contest for liberty, chiefly in South Carolina, from originals in the possession of the editor, and other sources, R.W. Gibbes, 1853-1857
  • The illustrated life of Washington. With vivid pen paintings of battles and incidents of the revolution. Embracing much new and valuable information derived from the researches of Mr. Lossing and papers of Rufus Putnam, J. T. Headley. Illustrated with upwards of 40 steel and wood engravings, 1859
  • Materials for history, printed from original manuscripts. With notes and illustrations, editor, Frank Moore, 1861
  • Biographical sketches of loyalists of the American Revolution, with an historical essay, Lorenzo Sabine, 1864
  • Memoirs of the war in the southern department of the United States, Henry Lee, 1870
  • The Yorktown Campaign and the Surrender of Cornwallis, 1781, Henry P. Johnston, 1881
  • Report on the management of the estates sequestered in South Carolina by order of Lord Cornwallis in 1780-1782, John Cruden, editor Paul Leicester Ford, 1890
  • The American Revolution, John Fiske, 1891
  • Colonial and revolutionary history of upper South Carolina, embracing for the most part the primitive and colonial history of the territory comprising the original county of Spartanburg with a general review of the entire military operations in the upper portion of South Carolina and portions of North Carolina, Dr. J. B. O. Landrum, 1897
  • The American Revolution, Part I. 1766-1776, Sir George Otto Trevelyan
  • The American Revolution, Volume II, Sir George Otto Trevelyan
  • The American Revolution, Volume III, Sir George Otto Trevelyan
  • The American Revolution, Volume IV, Sir George Otto Trevelyan
20th century
  • History of South Carolina in the Revolution, 1775-1780, Edward McCrady, 1901
  • History of South Carolina in the Revolution, 1780-1783, Edward McCrady, 1902
  • History of the old Cheraws; containing an account of the aborigines of the Pedee, the first white settlements, their subsequent progress, civil changes, the struggle of the revolution, and the growth of the country afterward, extending from about A. D. 1730 to 1810, with notices of families and sketches of individuals, Right Rev. Alexander Gregg, 1905
  • Documents Relating to the History of South Carolina During the Revolutionary War, ed. A.S. Salley, 1908
  • The Life of Henry Laurens, David Duncan Wallace, 1915
  • 1917 Graduation Essays, "The fundamental aspects of the American Revolution," Jordan Bruce Sloan, Furman University, 1917
  • Col. William Hill's Memoirs of the Revolution, ed. A.S. Salley, 1921
  • Some Heroes of the American Revolution, J.D. Bailey, 1924
  • Thomas Sumter, Anne King Gregorie, 1931
  • The naval genius of George Washington, Dudley W. Knox ... with a foreword by Admiral Hilary P. Jones, 1932
  • An Order Book of the Third Regiment, South Carolina Line, Continental Establishment: December 23, 1776-May 2, 1777, ed. A.S. Salley, 1942
  • South Carolinians in the Revolution, with service records and miscellaneous data, also abstracts of wills, Laurens County (Ninety-six District) 1775-1855, Sarah Sullivan Ervin, 1949
  • The Green Dragoon: the lives of Banastre Tarleton and Mary Robinson, Robert D. Bass, 1957
  • Battleground of freedom: South Carolina in the Revolution, Nat and Sam Hilborn, 1970
  • The Revolutionary War in South Carolina: an Anthology, compiled by Stephen Meats from the writings of William Gilmore Simms, 1975
  • South Carolina in Revolution: The Bicentennial Edition, the State newspaper, 1976
  • Battles, skirmishes, and actions in South Carolina during the American Revolution, South Carolina Dept. of Archives and History, 1980
21st century
  • The life, ministry and journals of Hezekiah Smith: pastor of the First Baptist Church of Haverhill, Massachusetts 1765 to 1805 and chaplain in the American Revolution 1775 to 1780, John David Broome, 2004
  • Parker's Guide to the Revolutionary War in South Carolina, by John C. Parker, Jr., 2009
II. Microfilm in General Collection
  • South Carolina in Revolution miscellanies
III. Web Sites