Members of the St. George's Troop of Horse might have conducted their drills in the market square. Because they had to supply their own horses, equipment, and uniforms, only wealthy "Gentlemen" could belong to this mounted militia unit. 

South Carolina Gazette, Feb. 6-13, 1755 (Early South Carolina Newspapers, Microfilm Reel 3), p. 3, col. 2.

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