Some historians believe that the American Revolution was won in the South. Mark has a conversation with Vince Dooley about the Liberty Trail, the American Battlefield Trust’s path of preservation and interpretation of historical Revolutionary War sites in South Carolina. Besides being a legendary football coach at the University of Georgia, Vince Dooley is an avid student of history, and a board member of the Trust. We discuss the history trail itself and the preservation project that includes such key sites as Waxhaws, Camden, Hanging Rock, Monck’s Corner and others.
Photo: Battle of Camden during the Revolutionary War in South Carolina
About the American Battlefield Trust
The American Battlefield Trust preserves America’s hallowed battlegrounds and educates the public about what happened there and why it matters.
In addition to preserving historic landscapes, the American Battlefield Trust conducts programs designed to inform the public about America’s first century conflicts and the consequences of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War. The organization seeks to create a personal connection to the past and foster opportunities for individuals to experience battlefields first hand.
Hallowed Ground Magazine
Their award-winning, quarterly membership magazine includes articles from noted historians, exciting preservation news and information about upcoming American Battlefield Trust events.
From continuing education credits to curricula and lesson plans, from research guides to scholarships and contests, their Education team offers a wide variety of resources for teachers and students.
The Trust hosts, sponsors and participates in a number of events and tours ranging from their Annual Conference and Grand Review for Color Bearers, to the National Teacher Institute and family-friendly Cadet Conferences and dynamic Generations tours.
To help visitors learn from these sites, the American Battlefield Trust engages in both traditional and digital interpretative. From wayside signs and brochures, to animated maps and our GPS-enabled, multimedia Battle App (TM) guides, they help you explore history like never before.
Landscape Restoration and Upkeep
Whether it means removing modern buildings or replanting trees, their Stewardship program seeks to return battlefields to their wartime appearance. For more than two decades, their Park Day program has connected historic sites with thousands of community-minded volunteers eager to help them shine.