At the outbreak of war in 1775, Pinckney became a captain in the First South Carolina Continental regiment and was later promoted to major. Read the Entry »

“Communal stew” is the name the southern cooking authority Stan Woodward gives stews made in big batches and cooked over open fires in large cast-iron pots also used for washing clothes. Read the Entry »

Historically, the most abundant species in the coastal plain region was the longleaf pine (Pinus palustris). Read the Entry »

The young Pinkney mixed his love of music with baseball, earning a pitching position with the New York Blue Sox in the Negro Baseball League. Read the Entry »

Piracy flourished on the South Carolina coast chiefly in two periods: the early proprietary years (1670–1700) and at the end of the “Golden Age of Piracy” (1716–1720). Read the Entry »

Pisé de terre, or “rammed earth,” is an ancient form of building construction. Read the Entry »

Plank roads enjoyed a brief popularity in the early 1850s, touted as an inexpensive and effective means of improving short-distance travel. Read the Entry »

Plantations distinguished themselves from smaller farms not only by the sheer size of their landholdings and workforce but in other ways as well. Read the Entry »

South Carolina may conveniently be divided into four major physiographic provinces, and these are more or less consistent with characteristic vegetation types. Read the Entry »

In the fall of 1862, the Union commander of the Department of the South, General Ormsby McKnight Mitchel, planned an operation to break the railroad connections between Charleston and Savannah at the headwaters of the Broad River near the towns of Pocotaligo and Coosawhatchie. Read the Entry »