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Georgetown in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Attacks Upon Georgetown

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Photographed By Randy Tucker, November 2017
1. Attacks Upon Georgetown Marker
On January 24, 1781, Capts. Carnes and Rudulph, by orders from Gen. Marion and Col. Lee, surprised the British garrison at Georgetown and captured Col. Campbell. Upon Gen. Marion’s second approach, June 6, 1781, the British evacuated the town. Gen. Marion seized the stores, demolished the works, and retired.
Erected 1938 by the Georgetown Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.). (Marker Number 22-1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 25, 1781.
Location. 33° 21.99′ N, 79° 15.6′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Ocean Highway (U.S. 17), on the right when traveling south. It is located on the southern tip of Butler Island, between the Waccamaw and Pee Dee River bridges at the eastern turnoff for Hobcaw Point Observation and Fishing Pier. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within
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2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Screven (approx. one mile away); Elisha Screven (approx. 1.1 miles away); Antipedo Baptist Church / Old Baptist Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Company A, 10th South Carolina Infantry Regiment (approx. 1.1 miles away); Winyah Indigo Society (approx. 1.1 miles away); John and Mary Perry Cleland House (approx. 1.1 miles away); South Carolina Champion Oak (approx. 1.1 miles away); Beth Elohim Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bethel Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Georgetown (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
More about this marker. The marker refers to Captain Patrick Carnes; Captain Michael Rudolph; Brigadier General Francis Marion, also known as Swamp Fox Marion; Lieutenant Colonel George Campbell; and General Henry Lee III, also known as Light-Horse Harry Lee.
Also see . . .  The US Revolution in Present-Day Georgetown County. Excerpt: “On January 25th, during the early morning hours, Lt. Col. Lee's men in the flatboats slipped undetected from their hiding place in Winyah Bay and landed on Georgetown's undefended waterfront at Mitchell's Landing. Their two squads split up: Capt. Carnes led one party to seize Lt. Col. George Campbell in his
Attacks Upon Georgetown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
2. Attacks Upon Georgetown Marker
headquarters near the parade ground - this was easily accomplished; Capt. Rudolph led the second party into positions from which they could cut off the garrison as they moved to their defenses or to rescue Lt. Col. Campbell.” (Submitted on January 24, 2016.) 
Attacks Upon Georgetown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, April 2, 2017
3. Attacks Upon Georgetown Marker
General Francis Marion (1732–1795) image. Click for full size.
via Wikipedia Commons
4. General Francis Marion (1732–1795)
Henry Lee III (Light-Horse Harry) (1756–1818) image. Click for full size.
National Archives Collection via Wikipedia Commons, 1924
5. Henry Lee III (Light-Horse Harry) (1756–1818)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,034 times since then and 49 times this year. Last updated on August 22, 2009, by David Taylor of Darlington, South Carolina. It was the Marker of the Week January 24, 2016. Photos:   1. submitted on March 23, 2018, by Randy Tucker of Greenville, South Carolina.   2. submitted on January 21, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on April 9, 2017, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on January 24, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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