Huger in Berkeley County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Quinby Bridge & Shubrick’s Plantation: The Disastrous “Raid of the Dog Days”
On July 17, 1781 near Quinby Bridge, Lee’s cavalry captured Coates’s rear guard and baggage caravan. A portion of Lee’s riders crossed the bridge and clashed with the British infantry ~ loosening so many planks in the process that the rest of Lee’s and Marion’s forces had to march upstream and cross Quinby Creek at a ford. By that time, the British had taken up a strong position in the main house, outbuildings and slave quarters of Shubrick’s Plantation. Against the advice of Marion and Lee, Sumter ordered an assault that quickly turned into a costly stalemate. Marion’s Brigade alone reported eight or nine killed and eighteen wounded.
Accustomed to conservative tactics that did not unnecessarily risk their lives, many of Marion’s men deserted after the battle, and Marion himself resolved never again to fight under Sumter.
Erected 2012 by Francis Marion Trail Commission of Francis Marion University.
Location. 33° 5.671′ N, 79° 48.435′ W. Marker is in Huger, South Carolina, in Berkeley County. Marker is on Cainhoy Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huger SC 29450, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quenby Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Silk Hope Plantation (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pompion Hill Chapel (approx. 1.9 miles away); Brabant Plantation (approx. 5.8 miles away); Strawberry Chapel (approx. 7.3 miles away); Mepkin Plantation (approx. 8.1 miles away); St. Thomas Church (approx. 9.7 miles away); Francis Marion (approx. 10 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Huger.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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