“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Enoree in Spartanburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

The Enemy Within

The Enemy Within Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Graff, May 24, 2016
1. The Enemy Within Marker
Inscription.  When the American Revolution began in 1775, colonists faced a wrenching decision: support the rebellion or remain loyal to Great Britain. This conflict was the heart of America's War for Independence, creating a brutal civil war. Especially in the southern colonies, friends, neighbors and even family fought against one another. The Battle of Musgrove's Mill is a prime example of this homegrown conflict: of the 500 men fighting for the British here, only one is known to have been born in Britain.

[Script] ... at six o'clock in the evening… [the Rebels] executed … six privates; obliging every one of their officers to attend at the death ..." – Quote from a letter by Loyalist Anthony Allaire, written about the Battle of Kings Mountain. Scenes of retribution killings as described above were common in the South during the Revolution, as the war took on a very personal nature.
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° 36.047′ 
The Enemy Within Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Graff, May 24, 2016
2. The Enemy Within Marker
The trail continues downslope in the forest.
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N, 81° 51.086′ 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. 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. This marker is in the loop section approximately 5700 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. Winning the Battle & the War (within shouting distance of this marker); Bloody Chaos (within shouting distance of this marker); The Main Event (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Trap Is Sprung (about 400 feet away); Ready for the Enemy (about 400 feet away); Captain Shadrach Inman Memorial (about 500 feet away); In Hot Pursuit (about 600 feet away); A Bad Situation Gets Worse (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Enoree.
Regarding The Enemy Within. Illustration of flags at right: "The decision to separate from the British empire was not supported by all colonial Americans."
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2016, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 5, 2016, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Nov. 29, 2022