Historic Markers Across South Carolina

The Post at the Congaree

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Location: at the Historical Society on Moriaine Rd, Cayce, SC
County: Lexington
Coordinates: N 33° 58.181    W 081° 04.054
  33.96968333    -81.06756666
Style: Mounted **


In 1775 the building upon the ground adjacent hereto was used as a store.

Upon the fall of Charles Town in 1780 the British seized the store fortified it, and established here ´The Post at the Congaree´.

Attacked Feb 19, 1781 by Gen Sumter, who on the 21th destroyed the magazine and supplies in sight of Rawdon´s (?) Army across the river . (?) (?) come from Camden to relieve the post.

Captured by Lee May 18, 1781
Reoccupied by Rawdon July 1, 1781
Reoccupied by Greene, July 4, 1781

Erected by William (?) Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Columbia, SC May 15, 1924