Crocketville in Hampton County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Whippy Swamp Muster Ground
This area, called Whippy Swamp Cross Roads, was in Beaufort District before Hampton County was created in 1878. In 1840 the Whippy Swamp Guards of the 12th S.C. Militia built their “militia house” nearby. It hosted inspections, drills, picnics, and political speeches. Two Confederate companies formed in 1861-62 were made up of men of the antebellum Guards: Co. D, 11th S.C. Infantry, and Co. D, 24th S.C. Infantry.
Other members of the antebellum Whippy Swamp Guards served in several Confederate units from this area. On October 22, 1862, at the Battle of Pocotaligo, the silk flag of the Whippy Swamp Guards was captured by the 48th N.Y. Infantry. Maj. John J. Harrison of the 11th S.C., former captain of the Guards, was killed. The militia house was torn down shortly after the Civil War.
Erected 2011 by The Hampton Museum and Visitors’ Center. (Marker Number 25-17.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1987.
Location. 32° 55.023′ N, Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crocketville SC 29913, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prince Williams Baptist Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Plywoods - Plastics Corporation / Westinghouse Micarta Division (approx. 3˝ miles away); Site of Hampton High School (approx. 3.8 miles away); American Legion Hut (approx. 3.9 miles away); Bank of Hampton (approx. 3.9 miles away); Hampton County (approx. 3.9 miles away); James Washington Moore House (approx. 3.9 miles away); All Wars Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away).
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Battle of Pocotaligo, S.C.
Also see . . .
1. Whippy Swamp Guards, Compiled by Yvonne Carrol DeLoach. (Submitted on June 30, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Eleventh South Carolina Infantry Regiment. First organized as the 9th S.C.V., Reorganized 5/62 and designated the 11th S.C.V.; Defense of Charleston; Army of Northern Virginia (Submitted on June 30, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. New York Times, Published: November 11, 1862(Submitted on July 5, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,167 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on July 4, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.