Near Kershaw in Lancaster County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Beaver Creek Skirmish / Capture of Provisions at Flat Rock
American forces under Major William R. Davie had captured a British convoy July 21, 1780, and were retreating with prisoners mounted two to the horse when ambushed by British several miles west of here on Beaver Creek. Nearly all the British prisoners were killed or wounded. One American was killed and two were wounded.
Near here on July 21, 1780, an American expedition commanded by Major William R. Davie captured a convoy of provisions, spirits, and clothing destined for British troops at Hanging Rock. Davie withdrew at dusk with the British captives and their horses.
Erected 1977 by Flat Rock Chapter National Society of The Daughters of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 29-19.)
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 (DAR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 21, 1780.
Location. 34° 31.248′ N, 80° 38.691′ W. Marker is near Kershaw, South Carolina, in Lancaster CountyTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kershaw SC 29067, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle Of The Hanging Rock (approx. 3.2 miles away); James Ingram Home (approx. 3½ miles away); Kershaw's First Library (approx. 4 miles away); Welsh's Station / Kershaw Depot (approx. 4 miles away); Kershaw (approx. 4.3 miles away); Battle of Hanging Rock (approx. 5.1 miles away); Stoneboro (approx. 5.4 miles away); Birthplace of Dr. James Marion Sims (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kershaw.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,727 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. 4. submitted on September 10, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.