Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Revolutionary Skirmish Near Juniper Springs

Marker ID: SCHM 32-18
Location: In front of Gilbert High School, Gilbert
County: Lexington
Coordinates: N 33° 55.067    W 081° 23.617
  33.91778333    -81.39361666
Style: Free Standing **


A party of Sumter´s soldiers, harassing a rear guard of British foragers under Lord Rawdon (en route to relieve besieged Ninety Six), was ambushed several miles north of here on June 18, 1781. The state troops, under Col. Charles S. Myddelton, were dispersed and the British continued unimpeded to Ninety Six.

Erected by Lexington County Historical Society - 1980