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Leeds in Chester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fish Dam Battle Ground

 
 
Fish Dam Battle Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 20, 2008
1. Fish Dam Battle Ground Marker
Inscription.  To mark Fish Dam Battle Ground Nov. 8, 1780 between Gen. Sumter, American, Maj. Wemyss, British. Won by Americans.
 
Erected 1928 by Chester Rotary Club.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is November 8, 1780.
 
Location. 34° 35.682′ N, 81° 25.038′ W. Marker is in Leeds, South Carolina, in Chester County. Memorial is on State Highway 215 half a mile west of Store Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle SC 29031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Fishdam Ford (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel William Farr (approx. 0.4 miles away); Feasterville Female and Male Academy (approx. 7.2 miles away); Poplar Grove School (approx. 7.4 miles away); Fort Wagner (approx. 9.7 miles away); Otterson's Fort (approx. 9.7 miles away); Battle of Mobley's Meeting House (approx. 10.2 miles away); Ebenezer Methodist Church (approx. 10.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Fishdam Ford
Fish Dam Battle Ground Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
2. Fish Dam Battle Ground Monument
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. The Battle of Fishdam Ford was an attempted surprise attack by British forces under the command of Major James Wemyss against an encampment of Patriot militia under the command of local Brigadier General Thomas Sumter around 1 am on the morning of November 9, 1780, late in the American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on May 22, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Fish Dam Battle Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 20, 2008
3. Fish Dam Battle Ground Marker
Fish Dam Battle Ground Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
4. Fish Dam Battle Ground Monument
Fish Dam Battle Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 10, 2020
5. Fish Dam Battle Ground Marker
This stone marker has been moved from its original location.
Fish Dam Battle Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 10, 2020
6. Fish Dam Battle Ground Marker
This stone marker has been moved from its original location.
SC Highway 215 over the Broad River image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 20, 2008
7. SC Highway 215 over the Broad River
Thomas Sumter image. Click for full size.
circa 1790
8. Thomas Sumter
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,128 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 20, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   2. submitted on May 22, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on November 20, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   4. submitted on May 22, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on November 9, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   7, 8. submitted on November 20, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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