In the new position, which was announced earlier this summer, Slaughter also will supervise Cowpens National Battlefield, Ninety Six National Historic Site and the
Slaughter left a career as an engineer to work in the
"These four National Park sites play a significant role in preserving and making relevant the history of a fledgling nation, especially that of American Revolutionary War battles in the Southern states," Slaughter said.
The battle forced British General Lord Cornwallis to retreat, eroded Loyalist support in the western Carolinas, and allowed American forces to regroup in advance of their decisive victory in early 1781 at
Slaughter and his wife, Shannon, an elementary school teacher, live in the
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