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Turbeville in Clarendon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Tearcoat

 
 
Battle of Tearcoat Swamp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Battle of Tearcoat Swamp Marker
Inscription. During the American Revolution, a few miles south of Turbeville, General Marion and his militia routed the British. General Marion learned Colonel Tynes with over ninety troops was camped at the edge of Tearcoat Swamp.On Oct. 25, 1780, Marion moved swiftly toward tearcoat and attacked at midnight. Marion's Patriots captured food, muskets, and horses.
 
Erected 2002 by The citizens of Clarendon County and the Town of Turbeville and the Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 33° 53.428′ N, 80° 1.238′ W. Marker is in Turbeville, South Carolina, in Clarendon County. Marker is on Calvert Street (State Highway 14-119) near Main Street (U.S. 301), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Mural Painted on West wall of Dollar General. Marker is in this post office area: Turbeville SC 29162, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Burning of Mouzon's Home by his "Friend" (within shouting distance of this marker); Turbeville R.R. Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Turpentine Still (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Puddin’ Swamp 1776 – The Frontier
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By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
2. Battle of Tearcoat Swamp Marker
A part of The Swamp Fox Murals Trail
(about 500 feet away); East Clarendon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pine Grove / Turbeville School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Miller H. Mellette Highway (approx. one mile away); " Ebenezer " (approx. 7.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Turbeville.
 
Regarding Battle of Tearcoat. 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
 
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Battle of Tearcoat Swamp Marker and Mural Painted on West wall of Dollar General image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
3. Battle of Tearcoat Swamp Marker and Mural Painted on West wall of Dollar General
Artist: Will Anderson, Stateburg, SC.,refurbished due to fading 2008.
    — Submitted August 8, 2013, by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina.

 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,320 times since then and 106 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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