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Photographer: Mike Stroud
Taken: October 23, 2009
Caption: Revolutionary Skirmish Near Tearcoat Branch Mural
Additional Description: Battle of Tearcoat Mural at corner of Main St. (US 301) and Calvert St., Turbeville, SC as part of the Francis Marion Trails : Marion called a muster and with 150 men moved to Kingstree. He then turned west and moved swiftly toward Tearcoat. After scouting the encampment Marion split his force into three companies and attacked at midnight. The attackers killed six, wounded fourteen and captured twenty-three men. They also captured the food, baggage, ammunition, over eighty new muskets and horses with saddles. However, Tynes escaped, but was captured a few days later in the High Hills (near Stateburg). Tearcoat Mural ©2002
Submitted: October 25, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p81851
File Size: 0.744 Megabytes
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