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British forces made two attempts to control North and South Carolina during the first two years of the American Revolution. Both failed. From 1775 to 1778, the northern colonies bore the brunt of most of the major fighting. With fighting in the north stalemated late in 1778, British commanders again looked southward. Ripley recounts the fighting in the South up to 1781, much of which was a bitter, violent civil war between Tories and American militia, with little participation by British soldiers.