Rimini in Clarendon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
“… In pursuit of a Brother to Kill Him”
When Marion discovered McLeroth’s trick the next morning, he sent horsemen under Maj. John James in pursuit. Just beating the British to Singleton’s Mill ~ a large rice plantation and grist mill located ten miles north ~ James’s men seized the buildings and managed to deliver one volley before they realized that the Singletons were ill with smallpox. As quickly as they had come, the Whigs abandoned the plantation to the British. The next day Marion moved his men back down the Santee Road.
British commanders in South Carolina were dissatisfied with McLeroth’s performance in the field, but several Patriot sources attest to his uprightness and generosity. After the skirmishing between Halfway Swamp and Singleton’s Mill, McLeroth took the wounded from both sides to a tavern, paid for two weeks’ lodging, and left an army physician
Erected 2012 by Francis Marion Trail Commission of Francis Marion University.
Location. 33° 39.066′ N, 80° 29.766′ W. Marker is in Rimini, South Carolina, in Clarendon County. Marker is on Old River Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pinewood SC 29125, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Encounter at Halfway Swamp / Site of Original St. Mark's Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Richardson Graves (approx. one mile away); Col. David Dubose Gaillard (approx. 5.4 miles away); Good Hope Picnic (approx. 5.7 miles away); Andrews Chapel Church (approx. 6.4 miles away); St. Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 6.7 miles away); Richard Richardson (approx. 6.7 miles away); Millford Plantation (approx. 6.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rimini.
Regarding Halfway Swamp:. The date on the marker should be December 1780 and not 1781.
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Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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