Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Battle of Fishdam Ford

Marker ID: SCHM 12-2
Location: SC 215, just E of the Broad River Bridge
County: Chester
Coordinates: N 34° 35.677    W 081° 24.99
  34.59461666    -81.4165
Style: Free Standing **


On the east side of Broad River by an old Indian fish darn, General Thomas Sumter´s camp was attacked before dawn on November 9, 1780 by the British 63rd Regiment and a detachment of the Legion, led by Major James Wemyss. The American campfires made excellent targets of the mounted British, who were severely defeated. Wemyss was taken prisoner by General Sumter.

Erected by Chester County Historical Society - 1974