Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Revolutionary Cartel

Marker ID: SCHM 35-15
Location: W side of us 1, within 1 mile of North Carolina line
County: Marlboro
Coordinates: N 34° 47.988    W 079° 53.362
  34.7998    -79.88936666
Style: Free Standing **


On May 3, 1781, a cartel for the exchange of prisoners of war taken during the American Revolution was signed one mile west of here at the home of Claudius Pegues. Lt. Col. Edward Carrington acted for Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene of the Continental Army. Capt. Frederick Cornwallis, acting for his cousin, Lieut. Gen. Earl Cornwallis, signed for the British.

Erected by Marlboro County Historic Preservation Commission - 1973


Two sided - Pegues Place