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Georgetown in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Attacks Upon Georgetown

Attacks Upon Georgetown Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
1. Attacks Upon Georgetown Marker
Inscription. On January 24, 1781 Capts. Carnes and Rudolph, by orders from Gen. Marion and Col. Lee, surprised the British garrison at Georgetown and captured Col. Campbell. Upon Gen. Marionís second approach, June 6, 1781, the British evacuated the town. Gen. Marion seized the stores, demolished the works, and retired.
Erected 1938 by the Georgetown Chapter, Daughters of the Americn Revolution (D.A.R.). (Marker Number 22-1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 33° 21.99′ N, 79° 15.6′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Ocean Highway (U.S. 17), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. It is between the Waccamaw and Pee Dee River bridges at the turnoff for Hobcaw Point Observation and Fishing Pier. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Antipedo Baptist Church / Old Baptist Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Company A, 10th South Carolina Infantry Regiment (approx. 1.1 miles away); Winyah Indigo Society (approx.
Attacks Upon Georgetown Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
2. Attacks Upon Georgetown Marker
1.1 miles away); John and Mary Perry Cleland House (approx. 1.1 miles away); South Carolina Champion Oak (approx. 1.1 miles away); Beth Elohim Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bethel Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Georgetown (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
More about this marker. The marker refers to Captain Patrick Carnes; Captain Michael Rudolph; Brigadier General Francis Marion, also known as Swamp Fox Marion; Lieutenant Colonel George Campbell; and General Henry Lee III, also known as Light-Horse Harry Lee.
Also see . . .  The US Revolution in Present-Day Georgetown County. Excerpt: “On January 25th, during the early morning hours, Lt. Col. Lee's men in the flatboats slipped undetected from their hiding place in Winyah Bay and landed on Georgetown's undefended waterfront at Mitchell's Landing. Their two squads split up: Capt. Carnes led one party to seize Lt. Col. George Campbell in his headquarters near the parade ground - this was easily accomplished; Capt. Rudolph led the second party into
General Francis Marion (1732–1795) image. Click for full size.
via Wikipedia Commons
3. General Francis Marion (1732–1795)
positions from which they could cut off the garrison as they moved to their defenses or to rescue Lt. Col. Campbell.” (Submitted on January 24, 2016.) 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
Henry Lee III (Light-Horse Harry) (1756–1818) image. Click for full size.
National Archives Collection via Wikipedia Commons, 1924
4. Henry Lee III (Light-Horse Harry) (1756–1818)
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,209 times since then and 56 times this year. Last updated on , by David Taylor of Darlington, South Carolina. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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