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

Winning the Battle & the War

Winning the Battle & the War Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Graff, May 24, 2016
1. Winning the Battle & the War Marker
Inscription.  As the Loyalists and Provincials retreated across the Enoree River, Patriot commanders began regrouping their men for another pursuit. Before they could attack, however, news came that the American Continental Army had been defeated three days earlier at the Battle of Camden.

Outnumbered and unsupported, the Patriots gathered their prisoners and left Musgrove's Mill, retreating north towards safety. Nevertheless, their stunning victory here gave the Patriots momentum heading into the autumn of 1780 and the major Revolutionary War turning point at King's Mountain.

[Script] "… These things are ominous – these are the damned yelling boys! – Captain Abraham De Peyster, a Provincial soldier of the King's American Regiment was clearly unnerved by the Native American battle cries used by Colonel Shelby and his Patriot forces.
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° 36.01′ N, 81° 51.093′ 
Winning the Battle & the War Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Graff, May 24, 2016
2. Winning the Battle & the War Marker
From this marker, the trail continues over a footbridge and back to where the loop begins.
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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 5900 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. The Enemy Within (within shouting distance of this marker); A Bad Situation Gets Worse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bloody Chaos (about 500 feet away); In Hot Pursuit (about 500 feet away); The Trap Is Sprung (about 500 feet away); The Main Event (about 600 feet away); Ready for the Enemy (about 600 feet away); Captain Shadrach Inman Memorial (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Enoree.
More about this marker. From this marker, the last in the series, the trail recrosses a swamp on a short footbridge and returns to the split in the trail.
Regarding Winning the Battle & the War. At bottom right, a chart of shows the casualties for the Battle of Musgrove's Mill: "At a time when an American victory was desperately needed, the Battle of Musgrove's Mill gave hope to the Patriot cause."
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 255 times since then and 18 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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Aug. 19, 2022