Near Moncks Corner in Berkeley County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Colleton House: “Unmanly Practices” or Legitimate Target?
This incident resulted in much controversy about the proper rules of warfare. The British held Maham and Shelby ~ and their commanding officer, Francis Marion ~ responsible for “such unmanly practices” as attacking a “parcel of sick, helpless soldiers in a hospital at Colleton House” and burning the building. Gen. Nathaniel Greene, the senior Continental officer in South Carolina, responded that the military supplies stored in the house had made it a legitimate target. Shelby wrote that it was in fact the British, not he and Maham, who had torched Colleton House, while Louisa Carolina Colleton, the owner of
Erected 2012 by Francis Marion Trail Commission of Francis Marion University.
Location. 33° 11.599′ N, 79° 58.31′ W. Marker is near Moncks Corner, South Carolina, in Berkeley County. Marker can be reached from Stony Landing Road. Touch for map. Marker is in the Old Santee Canal Park. Marker is in this post office area: Moncks Corner SC 29461, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Fair Lawn: An Archeaological Treasure (a few steps from this marker); C.S.S. David (within shouting distance of this marker); Berkeley County Confederate Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stony Landing House (about 600 feet away); Santee Canal (about 700 feet away); Wadboo Barony (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wadboo Barony: Francis Marion’s Last Headquarters (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Site of Moncks Corner (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moncks Corner.
Categories. • Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary •
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