Jim Capers, a South Carolina-born slave, fought with the Patriots at the Battle of Camden. When he enlisted in the Patriots' service he did so with his master, John White. Jim was a drummer of merit. He served as a drum major and drummer during the war. The fife and drums were an essential part of a military unit during the Revolutionary War. Used in military functions as we know them since the 15th century, they transmitted orders for the troops. The different cadences of the drum were used to position the troops and relate movements in the field during ...
September 18, 2015|
By Katherine Richardson
C-I contributing columnist
Billy Keyserling has been mayor of Beaufort since 2008 and he knows a lot about both politics and coastal South Carolina. He recently said the upcoming mayoral election in Charleston is about electing the "King of the Coast."
If I ever in my life have everything going well at the same time, I swear I won't even know how to act. Overall, life is good and I'm thankful for it, but if one thing is going well I can always count on something else being just the opposite.