Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Battle of Ratcliff's Bridge

Marker ID: SCHM 31-2
Location: 135 E Church St, Bishopville, SC
County: Lee
Coordinates: N 34° 13.072    W 080° 14.893
  34.21786666    -80.24821666
Style: Free Standing **


Battle of Ratcliff's Bridge

On March 7, 1781 General Thomas Sumter with a force of 250 men was attacked by a British detachment commanded by Major Fraser about 3 miles northeast at the head of Stirrup Branch. In a running fight, the Gamecock retreated along a road near here to Ratcliff s Bridge on Lynches River, 3 miles southeast.

Erected by
Lee County Historical Commission


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