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Revolutionary Skirmish Near Tearcoat Branch

 
 
Revolutionary Skirmish Near Tearcoat Branch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Revolutionary Skirmish Near Tearcoat Branch Marker
Inscription. On the night of October 25, 1780, Col. Francis Marion with 150 men surprised and completely routed 200 Torries under Col. Samuel Tynes near here. Marion's forces suffered no casualties. With the dispersion of Tynes's troops, Lord Cornwallis became apprehensive of losing British supplies on the Santee River.
 
Erected 1980 by Clarendon County Historical Society. (Marker Number 14-5.)
 
Location. 33° 48.854′ N, 80° 8.556′ W. Marker is in Gable, South Carolina, in Clarendon County. Marker is on Brewington Road (State Road 14-50), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located 1.7 miles west off US 301, near the I-95 Overpass. Marker is in this post office area: Alcolu SC 29001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pleasent Grove School (approx. 3.7 miles away); " Ebenezer " (approx. 6.8 miles away); Goodwill Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. (approx. 6.9 miles away); Midway Church (approx. 6.9 miles away); Ox Swamp: (approx. 7.5 miles away); Concord Presbyterian Church (approx. 8 miles away); Salem (Black River) Presbyterian Church (approx. 8.3 miles away); St. Paul African American Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Revolutionary Skirmish Near Tearcoat Branch.
Revolutionary Skirmish Near Tearcoat Branch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
2. Revolutionary Skirmish Near Tearcoat Branch Marker
While billeted near Waccamaw, General Marion learned Colonel Tynes with a party of over ninety Tories passed through Camden where they drew supplies and new muskets. They were now camped at the edge of Tearcoat Swamp, between the two forks of the Black River.
 
Also see . . .  Touring South Carolina's Revolutionary War Sites By Daniel W. Barefoot. Page 8. Skirmish at Tearcoat Swamp (Submitted on October 25, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. New Clarendon County Tour app
Find all the Clarendon County history markers the easy way, hear the text & see the maps, just download the Clarendon County tour app onto your phone, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brinkman.ClarendonTour
    — Submitted August 8, 2013, by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina.

 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Revolutionary Skirmish  Marker looking west along Brewington Road near the I-95 overpass image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
3. Revolutionary Skirmish Marker looking west along Brewington Road near the I-95 overpass
Revolutionary Skirmish Near Tearcoat Branch Mural image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
4. Revolutionary Skirmish Near Tearcoat Branch Mural
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
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 993 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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