• Aerial View of the Star Fort by William A. Bake

    Ninety Six

    National Historic Site South Carolina

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Chief Ranger Co-authors New Book

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Old Ninety Six:  A History and Guide book cover

Ninety Six National Historic Site

Date: May 9, 2006

Ninety Six National Historic Site's Chief Ranger & Historian, Eric K. Williams has co- authored a book about Ninety Six with Kings Mountain Park Ranger Robert M. Dunkerly.

Mr. Dunkerly is a Historic weapons safety officer, reenactor, & has worked at several NPS & state Historic sites including Gettysburg, Jamestown, Bushy Run & Colonial Williamsburg. This is his 3rd book.

Mr. Williams is also a Historic weapons officer & a reenactor that portrays an apothecary. He is a member is Sons of the American Revolution. This is his 1st book.

"Old Ninety Six: A History & Guide" (93p) has just been released by Charleston South Carolina's The History Press. It includes background History of Ninety Six, a battlefield tour, a timeline of events, and archaeological information. There are also excellent pictures of the park & living history events, archaeological pictures & maps included in the book.

"Old Ninety Six: A History & Guide" is available for purchase at the park's Eastern National bookstore for $16.99.

Did You Know?

Lt Col John Harris Cruger

The Loyalist commander at Ninety Six in 1781 was Lt Col. John Harris Cruger. He was originally from New York City & had under his command 550 men & only one British officer the rest were American born. You can view the Star Fort where Colonel Cruger commanded at Ninety Six National Historic Site.