An Indian War that lasted from 1715 to 1728 nearly wiped out the province of South Carolina. The war is called the Yemassee Indian War, but virtually every Indian tribe in the Southeast turned against South Carolina.Even though the fighting was bloody and lengthy, the war has been virtually forgotten. Many myths and half truths have been formed and perpetuated through the centuries. The author, a 1961 history major from Tulane University, has carefully read many original sources and was able to create a factual and complete history of the war. In addition, we are given an apple to apple comparison between Indians and white men of the 18th century. South Carolina's relations with the French in Louisiana and the Spanish in Florida are interwoven into the narrative. This book does t try to prove any theories, but is a factual account of the war.
William McIntosh, III, (Bill), a graduate of the High School of Charleston, graduated in 1961 from Tulane Univ. as a history major. He ran McIntosh Travel for forty-five years. Bill and his wife, Suzanne, have three grown daughters and two grandchildren. He is a past president of the Preservation Society of Charleston and in 2004 was awarded the Governor's award for Lifetime Preservation. He is a member of Colonial Wars and First Families of South Carolina. Bill, a very active member of St. Philip's Episcopal Church, where he recently served as its senior warden. His ancestor, Thomas Hepworth, who was the catalyst for this book, was buried at St. Philip's in 1728.