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The Burning of Mouzon's Home by his “Friend”

 
 
The Burning of Mouzon's Home by his "Friend" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. The Burning of Mouzon's Home by his "Friend" Marker
Inscription. Capt. Wm. Henry Mouzon II had a friendship with Banastre Tarleton from their boyhood school days in France. Yet the British Tarleton burned the Mouzon Plantation House, on August 7, 1780. Ann Mouzon, age eleven, was the first to see the British and alerted the rest of the family. Mouzon was able to escape into Puddin' Swamp of the Black River which was beside his home. Soon after the British Major James Wemyss burned out Patriots and Loyalists alike in a swathe 15 miles wide for 70 miles from the Santee River to Georgetown including the area along the Black River.
 
Erected 2008 by The Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society.
 
Location. 33° 53.413′ N, 80° 1.227′ W. Marker is in Turbeville, South Carolina, in Clarendon County. Marker is on Calvert Street (State Road 14-119), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Located west of US 378 at US 301 Merge (Main Street), on Dr. Kate's old Post Office building. 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. Battle of Tearcoat (within shouting distance of this marker); Turbeville R.R. Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Turpentine Still
The Burning of Mouzon's Home by his "Friend" Marker (left) and Mural from the Swamp Fox Murals Trail image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
2. The Burning of Mouzon's Home by his "Friend" Marker (left) and Mural from the Swamp Fox Murals Trail
- Artist: Terry Smith, Land O’ Lakes, Florida -

(l)Ann Mouzon, age eleven, was the first to see the British and alerted the rest of the family.
(r)British Col. Tarlton to set house afire
(east wall, along State Road 14-119)
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Puddin’ Swamp 1776 – The Frontier (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. 0.9 miles away); " Ebenezer " (approx. 7.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Turbeville.
 
Regarding The Burning of Mouzon's Home by his "Friend". This was the plantation of Capt. William Henry Mouzon (1741-1807), prominent militia officer in the American Revolution. Mouzon, of Hugoenot descent, was educated in France as an engineer. He was a lieutenant in the 3rd S.C. Regiment, then raised the King's Tree Company and became its captain. This militia company
numbered about 75 men when it disbanded after Charleston fell to the British in May 1780.

Capt. Mouzon's company reformed in July 1780, then joined Col. Francis Marion. British troops under Col. Banastre Tarleton burned Mouzon's plantation house and outbuildings in August. Shortly thereafter, on September 28, 1780, Capt. Mouzon was severly wounded in Marion's victory at Black
The Burning of Mouzon's Home by his "Friend" Mural on west wall, Dr. Kate's old Post Office building image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
3. The Burning of Mouzon's Home by his "Friend" Mural on west wall, Dr. Kate's old Post Office building
(l) The Mouzon Plantation House burned
(r) Mouzon was able to escape into Puddin' Swamp
Mingo Creek and forced to retire from further active service. He died in 1807 and is buried in the Mouzon family cemetery .
( Williamsburgh Historical Society)
 
Also see . . .  Swamp Fox Murals Trail. (Submitted on May 23, 2013, by C Summers of Manning, 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
 
The Burning of Mouzon's Home by his "Friend" Marker at old Post Office building image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
4. The Burning of Mouzon's Home by his "Friend" Marker at old Post Office building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,558 times since then and 12 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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