Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Gabriel Marion



Marker ID: SCHM 22-6
Location: Intersection of Highmarket Street & White's Bridge Drive, Georgetown
County: Georgetown
Coordinates: N 33° 23.142    W 079° 18.648
  33.3857    -79.3108
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

When Capt. John Nelson, who was sent by Gen. Marion in Jan. 1781 to the Sampit Road to reconnoitre, met Capt. Barfield and his Tories near White´s Bridge, a sharp fight ensued. Lieut. Gabriel Marion, nephew of Gen. Marion, was captured and inhumanely shot about a quarter of a mile north of here. His name was fatal to him.


Notes:

Two sided marker - Francis Marion
Replacing a marker erected in 1966

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

The Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society
Francis Marion Trail

Wikipedia - American Revolutionary War
SCIWAY - American Revolutionary War in SC