“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Enoree in Spartanburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

A Band of Brothers

A Band of Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, May 24, 2016
1. A Band of Brothers Marker
Inscription. The only fighting force remaining in South Carolina to oppose the advancing British were the militias — a scattered assortment of unorganized volunteer "armies." These troops varied from large groups that resembled regular organized armies to small bands of riflemen that roamed the countryside waiting for an opportunity to strike.

The two hundred Patriots who fought at Musgrove's Mill on August 19, 1780, were all militiamen, and the hit-and-run tactics used in the battle were the trademark of militias in the South Carolina Backcountry.
Erected by South Carolina State Park Service.
Location. 34° 35.873′ N, 81° 51.205′ W. Marker is near Enoree, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker can be reached from Horseshoe Falls Road (South Carolina Route S-42-10) 1.4 miles south of South Carolina Route 56, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is one of a series along the Musgrove Mill Battlefield Trail. The trail starts at a parking area and leads to a loop where the main battle action occurred. It is approximately 1000 feet from the start of the trail. Marker is in this post office area: Enoree SC 29335, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
A Band of Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, May 24, 2016
2. A Band of Brothers Marker
The marker (arrow) beside the battlefield trail.
marker. Americans in British Uniform (within shouting distance of this marker); Into the Backcountry (within shouting distance of this marker); True to Their King (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Bad Situation Gets Worse (about 600 feet away); Winning the Battle & the War (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Rare Glimpse of a Crucial Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Inman's Men Bait the Trap (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Enemy Within (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Enoree.
Regarding A Band of Brothers. The marker includes two illustrations by Don Troiani courtesy of National Park Service, Harpers Ferry Center.

At top left: Along with their unique appearance, militias often had unique styles of fighting, frequently posting themselves behind trees or fences, as pictured here. Notice, also, the different clothing of the militiamen.

At top right are drawings of Loyalist, Patriot and Provincial militiamen: Because militias had to supply themselves with everything they needed, they generally did not have uniforms. This image of a Pennsylvania rifleman shows how most militiamen would have dressed as they went into battle.
Additional keywords. battle
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 92 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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