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Revolutionary War Ambush

 
 
Revolution War Ambush Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
1. Revolution War Ambush Marker
Inscription. In December 1781, returning from a patrol with the Patriot Militia, Charles Devant was mortally wounded from ambush near here by Captain Martinangel's Royal Militia from Daufuskie Island. He managed to ride his horse to his nearby plantation, Two Oaks, where he died. Captain John Leacraft's Bloody Legion avenged his death.
 
Erected 1973 by Hilton Head Island Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-13.)
 
Location. 32° 12.154′ N, 80° 41.969′ W. Marker is in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is at the intersection of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway (U.S. 278), in the median on Mathews Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hilton Head Island SC 29926, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zion Chapel of Ease and Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memoriam (within shouting distance of this marker); Hilton Head Island Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Fort Sherman (approx. 1.8 miles away); History Of The Dolphin Head Area (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fort Howell - 1864
Revolution War Ambush Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Revolution War Ambush Marker



(approx. 2.2 miles away); Fort Howell (approx. 2.2 miles away); St. James Baptist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hilton Head Island.
 
Regarding Revolutionary War Ambush. ...on Daufuskie, its main crop being indigo, and during the American Revolution the island split with the main of South Carolina and maintained its ties to England, from which the planters had gained a generous price for their indigo. This created a tension with the Patriots on Hilton Head; their derisive moniker for Daufuskie was "Little Bermuda," and the island's mutual disdain occasionally erupted into violence, including the murder of Daufuskian Capt. Martinangel by a "Bloody Legion" from Hilton Head, who retaliated for his killing of Hilton Head planter Charles Davant.(Daufuskie History)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Revolution War Ambush Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Revolution War Ambush Marker
Nearby Cemetery Marker for Charles Davant about 100 feet away image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
4. Nearby Cemetery Marker for Charles Davant about 100 feet away
Revolutionary War Soldier Charles Davant 1750 1781 Placed by Captain William Hilton Chapter DAR
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,424 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on , by Chris Rogers of Atlanta, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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