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Photographer: Anna Inbody
Taken: January 8, 2012
Caption: Picture on the marker
Additional Description: Fort Watson, from a contemporary mural in Summerton, South Carolina. Built atop an earthen pyramid abandoned by the Santee Indians, the fort overlooked both the river and the nearby road that linked Charleston with Camden. In a letter to Gen. Greene just after taking Fort Watson, Francis Marion called it “as strong a little post as could be well made, and on the most advantageous spot that could be wished for.” Courtesy Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society.
Submitted: January 9, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p188664
File Size: 1.703 Megabytes
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