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Siege of Fort Watson
Photographer: Anna Inbody
Taken: January 8, 2012
Caption: Siege of Fort Watson
Additional Description: During the American Revolution, Colonel Lee and his Legion joined General Marion's Brigade along the Santee River. They laid siege to British held Fort Watson on top of Santee Indian Mound. Major Maham's idea was to build a tower for sharpshooters to fire inside the fort. After days of chopping saplings, they erected the tower overnight. April 23, 1781 at dawn, firing from the tower led to rapid surrender of Fort Watson.

This mural is made possible by the citizens of Clarendon County, SC Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper), and the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce in order to promote heritage tourism throughout Clarendon County.
Artist is Will Anderson, Stateburg, SC.
Submitted: January 9, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p188674
File Size: 2.575 Megabytes

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