Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Revolutionary War Ambush

Marker ID: SCHM 7-13
Location: 100 ft. W of Zion Chapel of Ease marker, US 278, Hilton Head Island, SC, at William Hilton Parkway and Matthews Dr.
County: Beaufort
Coordinates: N 32° 12.154    W 080° 41.969
  32.20256666    -80.69948333
Style: Free Standing **


In December 1781, returning from a patrol with the Patriot militia, Charles Davant was mortally wounded from ambush near here by Captain Martinangele´s Royal militia from Daufuskie Island. He managed to ride his horse to his nearby plantation, Two Oaks, where he died. Captain John Leacraft´s Bloody Legion avenged his death.

Erected by Hilton Head Island Historical Society-I973