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Pickens, Andrew,

1739–1817, American Revolutionary soldier, b. near Paxtang, Pa. He moved (1752) to South Carolina and took part (1761) in frontier warfare against the CherokeeCherokee
, largest Native American group in the United States. Formerly the largest and most important tribe in the Southeast, they occupied mountain areas of North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee.
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. During the American RevolutionAmerican Revolution,
1775–83, struggle by which the Thirteen Colonies on the Atlantic seaboard of North America won independence from Great Britain and became the United States. It is also called the American War of Independence.
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, Pickens rose in rank from captain of militia to brigadier general. He took part in the victories at Kettle Creek (1779) and at Cowpens, Augusta, and Eutaw Springs (all in 1781). Prominent in local politics, he served (1781–93, 1800–1812) in the state legislature, was (1793–95) a U.S. Congressman, and frequently served as commissioner for Native American relations in the South.


See A. N. Waring, The Fighting Elder: Andrew Pickens (1962).

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Pickens, Andrew

(1739–1817) soldier; born near Paxtang, Pa. The son of Irish immigrants, he settled in South Carolina in 1763. In the American Revolution, he helped defeat the Loyalist forces at Kettle Creek, Ga., contributed to the decisive victory at Cowpens, S.C. (1781), and commanded the forces that captured Augusta, Ga.
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It discusses individuals like Thomas Sumter, Henry Timberlake, Ostenaco, Henry Laurens, William Moultrie, Christopher Gadsden, Andrew Pickens, Francis Marion, William Henry Lyttleton, William Henry Drayton, John Stuart, Alexander McGillivray, Thomas Jefferson, and Attakullakulla; the Cherokee War of 1759-61 and its effects on South CarolinaAEs relations with Indians and the British; the American Revolution in South Carolina and the involvement of Native Americans; and Southern Indian policy in the early Republic.
Second row, LT Andrew Pickens, Material Division Officer; SKCM Paul Hoffman, Material Division LCPO; LT Spencer Baker, Wardroom Officer; SKCS Joseph Franklin, Assistant HAZMAT Officer; SKC Reuben Ganaway, Material Division CPO; ENS Sunny Kundra, Sales Officer; PCC Victor Gonzalez, Postal Officer; LT Tony Ting, Stock Control Officer; ENS Paul Notarnicola, HAZMAT Officer; LTJG Jeff Serrero, Supply 3M/Damage Control Officer; ABEC Rodney Young, CPO Mess Caterer.
Poet and philanthropist, Andrew Pickens defies naysayers who believe that young people lack ambitions and are indifferent to the needs of others.
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Back row: LT James Peters, Aviation Support Officer; LCDR Travis Goodwin, Services Officer; LT Kevin Royster, Sales Officer; LT Andrew Pickens, Material Officer; LT Spencer Baker, Wardroom Officer; ENS Drew Gonterwitz, HAZMAT Officer; and LT Royce Yung, RMB Officer.
Only a handful of patriotic guerrilla warriors, such as Francis Marion, Thomas Sumter, and Andrew Pickens, dared to challenge British authority.