The fall of Charleston, South Carolina emboldened the British. Recruiting Loyalists and insisting on loyalty oaths, divided the colony and triggered a bitter internal conflict, if you will, a Civil War. In spite of the relative success of partisan leaders such as Francis Marion and Thomas Sumter, they could not win the war without the help of the Continental Army. Unfortunately, the hero of Saratoga, Horatio Gates was defeated at Camden, South Carolina, marking the lowest point of the war in the south. These episodes, as disastrous as they were, in the long run, would prove to be the beginning of the end of the American Revolution. If you have questions, please join us on the podcast's Facebook Page or send an email at email@example.com. Thanks for listening!