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

Battle of Blue Savannah

Battle of Blue Savannah Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 26, 2009
1. Battle of Blue Savannah Marker
Inscription. One fourth mile south of this site General Francis Marion defeated a band of Tories under Captain Barfield on August 13, 1780, by feigning retreat and drawing them into a trap.
Erected 1955 by Blue Savannah Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Mullins, South Carolina. (Marker Number 34-1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 34° 4.394′ N, 79° 17.65′ W. Marker is near Rains, South Carolina, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 501 and South Carolina Highway 41, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 501. Touch for map. It is east of Marion on the eastbound lanes at the first crossover east of Highway 41. Marker is in this post office area: Mullins SC 29574, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Galivants Ferry Stump Meeting (approx. 3 miles away); Holliday Highway (approx. 3.1 miles away); Galivants Ferry (approx. 3.1 miles away); Levister Elementary School (approx. 7.8 miles away); World War Memorial
Battle of Blue Savannah Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 26, 2009
2. Battle of Blue Savannah Marker
This view is eastbound towards Myrtle Beach.
(approx. 9.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial Triangle (approx. 9.2 miles away); Veterans Monument (approx. 9.2 miles away); Marion Presbyterian Church (approx. 9.4 miles away).
Regarding Battle of Blue Savannah. This battle is also known as the Battle of Portís Ferry.
Also see . . .  The Battle of Blue Savannah. “Capt. Jesse Barfield with 200 loyalists (and possibly included in this number a small detachment of the 63rd Regiment) attempted to attack Marion, but was himself ambushed in the attempt near Blue Savannah on Brittonís Neck where Marion had retreated after his attack on [Tory Major Micajah] Ganey. Barfieldís men fled into Little Pee Dee Swamp. ... Marionís success broke the spirit of the local Tories east of the Peedee River. Marionís victory also encouraged 60 more local volunteers to join his outfit, thus doubling his total number of men.” (Submitted on April 19, 2009.) 
Additional comments.
1. Marker is missing
I travel this road and this marker is missing. Any information about where it went?
    — Submitted February 5, 2018, by Phillip T. Moore of Galivants Ferry, South Carolina.

Categories. War, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page was last revised on March 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 19, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,731 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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