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

In Hot Pursuit

In Hot Pursuit Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Graff, May 24, 2016
1. In Hot Pursuit Marker
Inscription.  As Captain Inman and his troopers continued their planned retreat, the Loyalist and Provincial soldiers gave chase. Here, some of the British followed the wagon road while others navigated around the large trees.

It was a strenuous advance for the British forces as most were on foot rather than horseback. Adding to the challenge were the heavy woolen uniforms of the Provincials and the coarse, homemade clothes worn by the Loyalists. This uphill chase on a hot, humid Carolina morning was a grueling preparation for battle.
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° 35.989′ N, 81° 50.992′ W. Marker is in 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. This marker is one of a series along the Musgrove Mill Battlefield Trail. The trail starts at a parking area and leads to
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a loop where the main battle action occurred. This marker is in the loop section approximately 4000 feet from the start of the trail. 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. Inman's Men Bait the Trap (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Trap Is Sprung (about 400 feet away); Winning the Battle & the War (about 500 feet away); A Rare Glimpse of a Crucial Road (about 600 feet away); The Enemy Within (about 600 feet away); The Main Event (about 700 feet away); Ready for the Enemy (about 700 feet away); Bloody Chaos (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Enoree.
More about this marker. This part of the trail roughly parallels Route SC-56 and vehicle traffic there is occasionally visible.
Regarding In Hot Pursuit. At left is an illustration of militiamen moving or fighting in the forest: "Imagine carrying bulky weapons as you fought for your life as you fought for your life in South Carolina's August Heat. — Courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration

At right: Map of the British pursuit of the Patriots northward along the wagon road: "Lured from their safe encampment, the British believed they were chasing a retreating enemy."
Additional keywords.
In Hot Pursuit Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Graff, May 24, 2016
2. In Hot Pursuit Marker
Looking back from the the marker toward Route SC-56 in the background.
Musgrove's Mill, battle
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2016, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2016, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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