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Near Enoree in Spartanburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

True to Their King

True to Their King Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Graff, May 24, 2016
1. True to Their King Marker
Inscription.  When the British decided to invade the southern colonies, they were counting on the presence of large numbers of "Loyalists," American colonists who remained loyal to Britain's King George III. Like the Patriots, Loyalists formed themselves into militias.

During the British invasion of South Carolina in 1780, these Loyalist fighting groups were asked to secure strategic locations throughout the Backcountry for British use. It was this plan that led to the presence of two hundred Loyalists on the property of Edward Musgrove.
Erected by South Carolina State Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is August 19, 1780.
Location. 34° 35.915′ N, 81° 51.177′ W. Marker is near Enoree, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker can be reached from Horseshoe Falls Road (State Highway S-42-10) 1.4 miles south of State Highway 56, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Enoree SC 29335, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Americans in British Uniform (about 300 feet away, measured
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in a direct line); A Band of Brothers (about 300 feet away); A Bad Situation Gets Worse (about 300 feet away); Into the Backcountry (about 500 feet away); Winning the Battle & the War (about 700 feet away); A Rare Glimpse of a Crucial Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Inman's Men Bait the Trap (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Enemy Within (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Enoree.
More about this marker. This marker is one of a series along the Musgrove Mill Battlefield Trail. The trail starts at a parking area and leads to a loop where the main battle action occurred. It is approximately 1500 feet from the start of the trail.
Regarding True to Their King. Left side illustration shows Provincial, Patriot and Loyalist militiamen with the Loyalist most prominent. "Like their Patriot counterparts, Loyalist militias were responsible for supplying everything they needed for battle. This meant they usually lacked uniforms, making Loyalist and patriot militiamen difficult to tell apart. — Illustration
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Camp scene at bottom: "The Loyalists who were sent to Musgrove's Mill had to make camp from their rough surroundings. Scenes like this would have been common at such encampments."
Additional keywords. Musgrove's Mill, battle
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2016, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 7 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 1, 2016, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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