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Near Round O in Colleton County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fateful Choices - The Hanging Of Isaac Hayne

 
 
Fateful Choices- The Hanging Of Isaac Hayne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 2008
1. Fateful Choices- The Hanging Of Isaac Hayne Marker
Inscription.  Isaac Hayne tried to spend the rest of the Revolutionary War in peace after the British captured Charleston in 1780. Although he had supported independence, Hayne accepted a parole - a promise to remain neutral - in exchange for his freedom. But the British soon forced him to choose sides and declare his alleigiance to them.

In 1781, with the British losing the war, Hayne returned to the fight for independence, only to be captured after leading a raid. Desparate to keep other paroled Patriots from taking up arms again, the British executed Hayne after a trial by military tribunal.
 
Erected by South Carolina State Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 32° 48.415′ N, 80° 28.75′ W. Marker is near Round O, South Carolina, in Colleton County. Marker can be reached from Cemetery Road 1.2 miles north of Charleston Highway (South Carolina Highway 64). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Round O SC 29474, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Fateful Choices- The Hanging Of Isaac Hayne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 2008
2. Fateful Choices- The Hanging Of Isaac Hayne Marker
markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel Issac Hayne (within shouting distance of this marker); Ruins of Pon Pon Chapel of Ease (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pon Pon Chapel (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Pon Pon Chapel (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bethel Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Burial Site of Captain John Herbert Dent (approx. 1.1 miles away); Battle Of Parker's Ferry (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Jacksonborough (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Isaac Hayne. (Submitted on May 30, 2008.)
 
Fateful Choices- The Hanging Of Isaac Hayne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Fateful Choices- The Hanging Of Isaac Hayne Marker
Marker's lower left picture image. Click for full size.
By South Carolina State Park Service
4. Marker's lower left picture
Vol 1      The      Numb. 46 
ROYAL       GAZETTE 

From Saturday August 4,  to Wednesday, August 8, 1781

South Carolina: Printed by R. Wells & Son, Printers to The King's Moft Excellent Majesty.
Charleston, Auguft 8.
Mr. Ifaac Hayne, who fince the capitulation of Charlefton, had taken protection, and acknowledged himfelf a fubject of his Majefty's Government, having notwithftanding been taken in arms, and at the head of a Rebel Regiment of Militia, was therefore, on Saturday morning laft, executed as a Traitor.
Marker's picture at right image. Click for full size.
By South Carolina State Park Service
5. Marker's picture at right
Traitor or Martyr? To the British and Loyalists, Hayne was more than a traitor who had violated his parole - he was a threat to their war effort. To the Patriots, he was a victim of brutal wartime injustice, a martyr to the cause of liberty.
Colonel Isaac Hayne image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
6. Colonel Isaac Hayne
Patriot     Soldier     Martyr
Born September 23, 1745
Married Elizabeth Hutson
July 18, 1765
Was executed by the British contrary
to all usages of war.
Aug. 4, 1781

In life, a soldier of his country,
In death a martyr to her sacred cause,
His memory an undying inspiration to
his fellow countrymen,
His monument the freedom of his Native Land.
Hayne Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
7. Hayne Family Cemetery
Also seen at left is "Martyr Of The Revolution / Hayne Hall" Marker
Fateful Choices - The Hanging Of Isaac Hayne Marker and the State Memorial, seen in background image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 27, 2013
8. Fateful Choices - The Hanging Of Isaac Hayne Marker and the State Memorial, seen in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,684 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   8. submitted on July 6, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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