Captain Henry Felder

I first learned about Captain Henry Felder and his part in the war for liberty against tyranny from the movie "All for Liberty" available on Amazon Prime and other locations.

ALL FOR LIBERTY is based on the true story of Captain Henry Felder whose determination to resist tyranny led to his long bitter fight against the British Empire during America’s War for Independence. Long lost from historical record, Felder’s stand along with other militia leaders in the backcountry of South Carolina from 1776-1780 was instrumental in diverting British troops and energies while George Washington’s army lay nearly defeated far to the north... (1)

Captain Henry Felder was a militia leader who defended Orangeburg (then called Orangeburgh) from the Tories in the Revolutionary War. Captain Felder was born Hans Henrich Felder in Zurich, Switzerland. He immigrated to South Carolina with his parents as a young boy. Some records have Captain Felder's first name as John, the Anglicized version of Hans, with his middle as Henry, English for Henrich. (2)

Resources:

  1. "All for Liberty" the movie project www.allforliberty.com/liberty/the-project/
  2. South Carolina – Captain Henry Felder www.sciway.net/hist/famous/captain-henry-felder.html