Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Battle of Wyboo Swamp



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Location: Bozard Street near South Mill Street (South Carolina Road 260), Manning, SC
County: Clarendon
Coordinates: N 33° 41.164    W 080° 12.654
  33.68606666    -80.2109
Style: Mounted **
 



Text:

During the American Revolution, the Bridges Campaign began March 6, 1781, with the Battle of Wyboo Swamp. Colonel Watson and British troops from Fort Watson were sent to crush General Marion. Marion´s Militia challenged them on the 1/4 mile causeway over Wyboo Swamp. The cavalry clashed several times on the causeway. When the cannon arrived Marion withdrew to a position near the Cantey Plantation. One of Marion´s men, Gavin James, led the fight for the patriots.

Erected 2006 by The Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society,Manning IGA.


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

The Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society
Francis Marion Trail