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Near Great Falls in Chester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Fishing Creek

 
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, November 20, 2008
1. Battle of Fishing Creek Marker
Inscription. At this site on August 18, 1780 General Thomas Sumter camped with captured booty and 800 men. He was surprised and defeated by Lt. Col. Tarleton and 160 soldiers. The disaster followed only two days General Gate's defeat by Lord Cornwallis at Camden. The patriots lost 150 men killed and many captured, but Sumter escaped and soon rallied another large force.
 
Erected 1974 by Chester County Historical Society. (Marker Number 12-3.)
 
Location. 34° 38.172′ N, 80° 54.27′ W. Marker is near Great Falls, South Carolina, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 21 and Waterview Drive, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 21. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Great Falls SC 29055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Creek Methodist Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Alexander's Old Fields (approx. 3.3 miles away); Battle Of Beckhamville (approx. 3.3 miles away); Home Site of Justice John Gaston (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mt. Carmel Campground (approx. 7.7 miles away);
Battle of Fishing Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 20, 2008
2. Battle of Fishing Creek Marker
Battle of Fishing Creek August 18, 1780 Americans under Sumter surprised and routed by British under Tarleton. Erected by Mary Adair Chapter D.A.R. August 18, 1930.
Catholic Presbyterian Church (approx. 8 miles away); Graveyard Of The Richmond Covenanter Church Reformed Presbyterian (approx. 9.3 miles away); Lancasterville Presbyterian Church (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
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1. Battle of Fishing Creek. (Submitted on November 23, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
2. Battle of Fishing Creek. The Battle of Fishing Creek, also called the Battle of Catawba Ford, was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on August 18, 1780, between American and British forces including the 71st Foot. It was fought near the junction of Fishing Creek and the Catawba River in South Carolina. British forces under Banastre Tarleton surprised the militia company of Thomas Sumter, killing a significant number, taking about 300 captives, and very nearly capturing Sumter, who some say was asleep at the time of the attack. (Submitted on June 6, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Battle of Fishing Creek. (Submitted on June 6, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Battle of Fishing Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
3. Battle of Fishing Creek Marker
Battle of Fishing Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
4. Battle of Fishing Creek Marker
Banastre Tarleton image. Click for full size.
circa late 1700s
5. Banastre Tarleton
Thomas Sumter image. Click for full size.
circa 1790
6. Thomas Sumter
 
 
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 2,506 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on June 6, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5, 6. 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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