2024 Winter Lecture Series: “The Battle of Camden and the Recovered Soldiers”

Join us this February for our 2024 Winter Lecture Series: Fighting for Freedom. The Winter Lecture Series will take place at First Baptist Church (61 Church St. Charleston, SC 29401). We will also be live streaming these lectures- stay tuned for more details on live streaming!

February 27th- “The Battle of Camden and the Recovered Soldiers” by Major Rick Wise, Military Historian

Rick Wise is a native of Johnsonville, South Carolina, and a graduate of the University of South Carolina. He holds a BA in History, an M.Ed. in Secondary Education (History/Social Studies), and an MA in Military History.

He served over 23 years in the United States Army Field Artillery and is a Veteran of Desert Shield/Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005-2006, and is airborne and air assault qualified. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster.

Rick’s love of military history brought him to the South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust on the Liberty Trail Project, where he brings diligence and a commitment to historical accuracy that will serve Liberty Trail visitors well. He is also editing the Francis Marion Papers.

Rick and his wife Paula live in Camden, South Carolina and have two adult children and four grandchildren. He grew up hearing stories of the Swamp Fox and his fight for liberty in South Carolina, and is now proud to be able to help others see, hear, and understand the history of the American Revolution across our great state.

Ticket Prices:

  • Full Series of Lecture (4 lectures in-person)- $65 for members/ $75 for non-members
  • Single Lecture (in-person)- $18 for members/ $20 for non-members
  • Streaming Lecture- $10 per livestream (Livestream links will be emailed to registrants ahead of the lecture; following the live event, recordings of the lectures will be made available to livestream ticket holders)

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Event Details

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: First Baptist Church (61 Church St. Charleston, SC 29401) and Livestreaming

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