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Battle of Wyboo Swamp

 
 
Battle of Wyboo Swamp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Battle of Wyboo Swamp Marker
Inscription.  During the American Revolution, the Bridges Campaign began March 6, 1781, with the Battle of Wyboo Swamp. Colonel Watson and British troops from Fort Watson were sent to crush General Marion. Marion’s Militia challenged them on the ¼ mile causeway over Wyboo Swamp. The cavalry clashed several times on the causeway. When the cannon arrived Marion withdrew to a position near the Cantey Plantation. One of Marion’s men, Gavin James, led the fight for the patriots.
 
Erected 2006 by The Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society,Manning IGA.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 33° 41.164′ N, 80° 12.654′ W. Marker is in Manning, South Carolina, in Clarendon County. Marker is on Bozard Street near South Mill Street (South Carolina Highway 260), on the right when traveling east. Located on the north wall of the IGA. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manning SC 29102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Help for Marion's Militia, 1780-1781 (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Citizen Soldier 220 Years Ago
Battle of Wyboo Swamp Mural, North wall of the IGA; Artist: Terry Smith image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
2. Battle of Wyboo Swamp Mural, North wall of the IGA; Artist: Terry Smith
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Clarendon County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Clarendon County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Clarendon County / Manning (approx. 0.6 miles away); Swamp Fox at Ox Swamp (approx. 0.6 miles away); Murray's Ferry - Santee River (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Swamp Fox (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manning.
 
Regarding Battle of Wyboo Swamp. During Francis Marion's 1781 campaign to drive the British from the Pee Dee, he and his men clashed with British and Tory forces numbering more than 500 men. During the Wyboo skirmish a Marion private, Gavin James, single-handedly held back an enemy advance. Marion's men finally dispersed the British and Tories.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Presbyterian Church in South Carolina, Volume 1 By George Howe, page 481. Gavin James personally killed three Tory dragoons on the causeway. He shot one and then bayoneted two from his horse. (Submitted on November 13, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Battle of Wyboo Swamp Mural left panel image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
3. Battle of Wyboo Swamp Mural left panel
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    — Submitted August 8, 2013, by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina.
 
Battle of Wyboo Swamp Mural center panel image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
4. Battle of Wyboo Swamp Mural center panel
Battle of Wyboo Swamp Mural right panel image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
5. Battle of Wyboo Swamp Mural right panel
Battle of Wyboo Swamp Mural, a part of the Swamp Fox Murals Trail image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
6. Battle of Wyboo Swamp Mural, a part of the Swamp Fox Murals Trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,996 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 13, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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