Mill Branch in Florence County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Burch's Mill: South Carolinaís First Civil War Nears Itís End
Late in the spring of 1782, with the British military efforts in South Carolina collapsing, a treaty between Brig. Gen. Francis Marion and Pee Dee Loyalist leader, Maj. Micaiah Ganey, was soon to expire. On June 2 Marion wrote Ganey that they should come to a new agreement in order to prevent the “effusion of blood and distress of the women and children.” Marion invited him to meet near here at Burchís Mill, site of a farming settlement, grist mill, and river ferry ~ and a well known stopping place for Whig, Tory and British forces alike.
On June 8, 1782, after an intense negotiation, Marion and Ganey signed a new treaty in which the loyalist agreed to lay down their arms, return civilian property where possible, and serve in the Patriot Militia for six months. The agreement signaled the end of partisan warfare in the Pee Dee region.
Location. 34° 3.844′ N, 79° 31.714′ W. Marker is in Mill Branch, South Carolina, in Florence County. Marker is on Mill Branch Road. Touch for map. The marker is at the end of Mill Branch Road at the Great Pee Dee River. Marker is in this post office area: Pamplico SC 29583, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dewitt Bluff (approx. 5.1 miles away); Hopewell Presbyterian Church (approx. 7 miles away); William W. Harllee (approx. 7 miles away); Confederate Navy Yard (approx. 9.7 miles away); Red Doe (approx. 10.3 miles away); Mt. Zion Methodist Church (approx. 10.3 miles away); Mt. Zion Rosenwald School (approx. 10.4 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 10Ĺ miles away).
Regarding Burch's Mill: South Carolinaís First Civil War Nears Itís End. The 1825 Mill's Atlas map shown on this marker identifies Burch as his home and Burch's Ferry. The Burch you have an arrow going to was Joseph Burch, Jr., not the Sr. who died 1801. Joseph Burch, Sr.'s plantation home was on land near the ferry. See his Will for proof. Got land from Dr. Lynn
Marker has been cleaned & will have new photos soon, If you get there first take some pics. Thanks for waiting.
— Submitted September 21, 2012, by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina.
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 743 times since then and 128 times this year. Last updated on March 23, 2018, by Neil O. Myers of Aiken, South Carolina. Photos: 1. submitted on April 9, 2018, by Neil O. Myers of Aiken, South Carolina. 2, 3. submitted on March 19, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. 4. submitted on April 8, 2018, by Neil O. Myers of Aiken, South Carolina. 5, 6. submitted on March 19, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.