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Beckhamville in Chester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle Of Beckhamville

May 1780

 
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, November 20, 2008
1. Battle Of Beckhamville Marker
Inscription.
British under Houseman surprised and
defeated by band of 33 patriots under
Capt. John McLure with 9 Gaston
brothers and neighbors, who struck
first blow for liberty and resisted
attempt to subject people to oath of
allegiance to king.

 
Erected 1942 by Citizens of Chester County and Mary Adair Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 34° 35.424′ N, 80° 55.194′ W. Marker is in Beckhamville, South Carolina, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 97 and State Highway 99, on the left when traveling east on State Highway 97. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Great Falls SC 29055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alexander's Old Fields (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Fishing Creek (approx. 3.3 miles away); Camp Creek Methodist Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Graveyard Of The Richmond Covenanter Church Reformed Presbyterian (approx.
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By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
2. Battle Of Beckhamville Marker
6.7 miles away); Catholic Presbyterian Church (approx. 7 miles away); Home Site of Justice John Gaston (approx. 7.3 miles away); Mt. Carmel Campground (approx. 8.1 miles away); Warrenton Muster Ground (approx. 9.8 miles away); Peay's Ferry / Peay's Ferry Road (approx. 10.5 miles away); Mount Olivet Church (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. American Revolution in South Carolina: Battle of Beckhamville. A.K.A. Beckham's Old Field, Alexander's Old Field. One source asserts that this engagement happened on June 8, 1780. Another source asserts that it happened on June 6, 1780. (Submitted on June 6, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Battle of Beckhamville. The re-enactment of the Battle of Beckhamville takes place on the original battlefield. This was the first victory for the Patriots following the fall of Charleston. The re-enactment includes period music, dancing, church service (on Sunday only), Colonial tradesmen and craftsmen, blacksmiths, children's activities, Sutler shops, vendors and food concessions. (Submitted on June 6, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
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By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
3. Battle Of Beckhamville Marker
Fields around marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 20, 2008
4. Fields around marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,314 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 20, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on November 20, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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