Eutaw Springs in Orangeburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Eutaw Springs Battleﬁeld Park
of Historic Places
Department of Archives
Erected 1970. (Marker Number 70000593.)
Location. 33° 24.434′ N, 80° 17.918′ W. Marker is in Eutaw Springs, South Carolina, in Orangeburg County. Marker is on Old Number Six Highway (South Carolina Route 6 / 45) near Fredcon Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eutawville SC 29048, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Eutaw Springs (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Eutaw Springs (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Eutaw Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Eutaw (within shouting distance of this marker); Grave of Major Majoribanks / Northampton (within shouting distance of this marker); Santee Limestone / Limestone and Marl Formations (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eutawville (approx. 2.5 miles away); Berkeley County (approx. 3.7 miles away).
Regarding Eutaw Springs Battlefield Park.
Eutaw Springs Battleground Park *** (added 1970 - Site - #70000593)
♦ 2 mi. E of Eutawville on SC 6 and 45, Eutawville
♦ Historic Significance: Event
♦ Area of Significance: Military
♦ Period of Significance: 1750-1799
♦ Owner: State
♦ Historic Function: Defense, Funerary
♦ Historic Sub-function: Battle Site, Graves/Burials
♦ Current Function: Landscape
♦ Current Sub-function: Park
On September 8, 1781 General Nathanael Greene with a force of 2098 attacked a British camp of 2300 at Eutaw
Springs commanded by Colonel Alexander Stuart. Greene’s goal was to strike a blow against the British forces in South Carolina and prevent them from sending aid to Cornwallis in Virginia. The tree shaded battleground park at the edge of Lake Marion includes a historic marker that tells the story and marks the site of the battle. On the grounds is the tomb of British Commander Major John Majoribanks, noted for outstanding leadership during the battle. Listed in the National Register June 5, 1970 (South Carolina Department of Archives and History)
1. Battle at Eutaw Springs
On the morning of September 8, 1781, General Nathanael Greene's American
In over three hours of brutal combat, American and British forces traded musket volleys and bayonet charges. Greene's troops drove the British back into their camp, but the British regrouped and forced Greene from the battlefield.
Greene's army at Eutaw Springs consisted of regular soldiers and malitia, or part-time citizen soldiers. Stewart's force was composed of British regulars and Loyalists, Americans fighting to preserve British rule. Each army mustered about 2000 men, most of them veterans.
The Americans suffered more than 500 casualties, but the British lost nearly 700. Crippled by the loss of almost a third of his command, Stewart retreated toward Charleston the following day, leaving most of the South Carolina countryside in American control.
— Submitted December 19, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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