We will begin our tour at Ft. Moultrie where Mr. Potter will paint for us that picture of the glorious defeat of the British by amateur American gunners in June of 1776. We will tread the very bricks and mortar where those fateful shots were fired in April 1861 at Fort Sumter, a bastion of historical controversy.
Mr. Potter will instruct us in the lives of great leaders of the state like Francis “swamp fox” Marion, Lt. General Wade Hampton, States Rights Gist, and James Chestnut and his, now famous chronicler wife, Mary Chestnut.
You will meet and hear the soul-stirring stories of men like the Reverend Dr. John Girardeau, a Calvinist of Scottish and French Huguenot descent and minister of the controversial mixed-race congregation, Zion Presbyterian Church of Charleston. As always, Bill Potter brings to this tour a gift of story-telling and a well seasoned, scholarly and providential view of events. This is what makes our tours some of the best learning experiences available.