The New Acquisition Militia (NAM) is a non-profit organization of volunteers whose mission is to educate and inform the general public about Revolutionary War era events in the South Carolina Upcountry. The NAM fulfills its mission by collaborating with National Park, South Carolina State Park, the Culture and Heritage Museum York County, and other non-profit organizations throughout South and North Carolina to deliver living history programs and demonstrations for educational purposes.
Armed units of volunteers known as militias, played an important role during the American Revolution to prevent the Southern colonies from falling to the British. NAM-sponsored educational programs focus on the lives and activities of the South Carolina inhabitants of the New Acquisition district and surrounding area from the mid to latter part of the 18th century. In modern terms, this geographical region includes all of York, Lancaster, Chester, and portions of eastern Cherokee County.