Near Enoree in Spartanburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Main Event
The battle's intensity grew, particularly here, where the Provincials were able to advance within ten yards of the Patriot line. However, before they could get any closer, the British commander, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Innes, was wounded, triggering the retreat of his forces.
[In script]"… Col. Innes is at a house four miles from this, his wound through the back part of his neck… I am in hopes in very few days he will be able to ride out." – John H. Cruger to Lord Cornwallis, August 27, 1780. When the British commander was wounded on this field, his troops fled the battle.
Erected by South Carolina State Park Service.
Location. 34° 36.097′ N, 81° 51.033′ 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
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ready for the Enemy (a few steps from this marker); Captain Shadrach Inman Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Bloody Chaos (within shouting distance of this marker); The Trap Is Sprung (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Enemy Within (about 400 feet away); Winning the Battle & the War (about 600 feet away); In Hot Pursuit (about 700 feet away); Inman's Men Bait the Trap (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Enoree.
More about this marker. This part of the trail is at the edge of a clearing on a ridge where the American militiamen formed their battle line.
Regarding The Main Event. Illustration at lower left: "The Patriots held the strategic advantages of high ground and protective cover, leaving the British unable to get close enough to use their superior force."
Additional keywords. Musgrove.s Mill
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 94 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.