Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Skirmish at Black Mingo Creek

Marker ID: SCHM 22-10
Location: SC 51, 1.6 miles N of Rhems, SC
County: Georgetown
Coordinates: N 33° 37.35    W 079° 25.992
  33.6225    -79.4332
Style: Free Standing **


Here Sept. 14, 1780, Gen. Marion´s troops routed the Tories under Capt. J. Coming Ball. Attacked on one flank by Capt. Thomas Waties and on the other by Col. Horry, with Gen. Marion´s reserves in rear, the Tories fled into Black Mingo Swamp. Though of short duration, the action was so sharply contested that each side lost nearly one-third of its men, killed and wounded.


More Information:
Wikipedia - Battle of Black Mingo
The American Revolutionary War - Battle of Black Mingo Creek
Wikipedia - American Revolutionary War
SCIWAY - American Revolutionary War in SC