Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Richard Richardson 1704 - 1780
Brigadier General of militia in the American
Revolution, Member of the First and Second
Provincial Congresses, Commander of the
1775 Snow Campaign, and ancestor of six
Governors of South Carolina. He was taken
prisoner by the British in 1780 and became
mortally ill while in captivity. Main Street
in Columbia was first named Richardson
Street. When this portion of Main Street
was closed to create a mall, the General
Assembly voted to restore its original name.
Location. 33° 59.988′ N, 81° 1.974′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from Main Street. Click for map. Located at The State House on South grounds between Assembly and North Sumter Streets, north of Pendleton Street. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wade Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker); Strom Thurmond (within shouting distance of this marker); Quoin-Stones (within shouting distance of this marker); Capitol Complex Sherman’s Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); African-American History Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The State House (about 300 feet away); Palmetto Regiment (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
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1. The American Revolution in South Carolina- Brigadier General Richard Richardson. Born in Virginia, Richardson eventually wound up in what is today Clarendon County, South Carolina (Submitted on March 3, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Find A Grave - Gen Richard Richardson. Colonel Banastre Tarleton, the English Colonel went looking for Rebels and came to Richardson's plantation and soon ordered his men to exhume the deceased Richardson. Tarleton claimed he wanted to view the face of the man with such decided character, but most felt it was to see if the family silver had been buried with him. Before leaving Tarleton would order everything burned and destroyed. (Submitted on March 3, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
1. The Snow Campaign
In November 1775, Colonel Richard Richardson led South Carolina's militia into the interior of the colony to suppress all loyalist opposition. By December, Richardson's army numbered 4,000 troops. The militia captured the most important loyalist leaders and suppressed all resistance in the backcountry. By January 1776, the rebels, now known as patriots, had full control of the colony.
— Submitted March 4, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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