Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Ambush at Half-Way Swamp



Marker ID:  
Location: North Brooks Street (US 301 / 521) near West Rigby Street, Manning, SC
County: Clarendon
Coordinates: N 33° 41.822    W 080° 12.643
  33.69703333    -80.21071666
Style: Mounted **
 



Text:

During the American Revolution, December 1780, over 750 recently arrived British fusiliers were marching from Nelson´s Ferry on the Santee River. Major McLeroth´s British troops from Moncks Corner joined them as an escort to Camden. General Marion´s Brigade was hiding in the swamp in ambush positions near Fludd´s Mill (now Elliott´s Mill Pond) on River Road. Marion´s Brigade began picking off the British. This harassment led to the Major´s flag of truce and another bit of history and another mural.

Erected 2004 by The Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society.


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More information:
Wikipedia - Francis Marion
The Patriot Resource - Francis Marion

The Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society
Francis Marion Trail