Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Battle of Lower Bridge



Marker ID: SCHM 45-2
Location: on E side of SC 377 between US 521 and the Black River
County: Williamsburg
Coordinates: N 33° 35.249    W 079° 49.039
  33.58748333    -79.81731666
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

Gen. Francis Marion and his men defeated the British at this place in March 1781. Advancing from the west and finding the bridge on fire, the enemy rushed the nearby ford, but here they were repulsed by troops led by John James, Thomas Potts, and William McCottry and forced to abandon their plan to invade Williamsburg.


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