Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Joscelyn: A Tale of the Revolution >> Front Matter >> Introduction

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Novel (Romance) | The Reprint Company | 1975, 1976
Transcription xivINTRODUCTION
Charleston due to their inability to maintain their outpost at
Ninety Six is the subject of The Forayers and its sequel,
Eutaw. The central historical event of these two novels is the
Battle of Eutaw Springs (September 17 81) which virtually
ended British domination in South Carolina. The final novel,
Woodcraft, begins just as the British are evacuating Charles-
ton in December 1782, and portrays the difficulties experi-
enced by soldiers and civilians of South Carolina in making
the transition from the lawless disorder of the late stages of
the war to a condition of relative peace and civil order. Most
of the action of the novel occurs on a ruined low country
plantation on the Ashepoo River.