Eutawville in Orangeburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Eutaw Springs
Victory in Defeat
On the morning of September 8, 1781, General Nathanael Greene's American army attacked Colonel Alexander Stewart's British Force camped at a plantation near Eutaw Springs. Here two almost evenly matched armies slugged it out in the last major Revolutionary War battle in South Carolina.
In over three hours of brutal combat, American and British forces traded musket volleys and bayonet charges. Greene's troops drove the British back into their camp, but the British regrouped and forced Greene from the battlefield.
The Americans suffered more than 500 casualties, but the British lost nearly 700. Crippled by the loss of almost a third of his command, Stewart retreated toward Charleston the following day, leaving most of the South Carolina countryside in American control.
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A Close and Deadly Clash of Veteran Troops
Greene's army at Eutaw Springs consisted of regular soldiers and malitia, or part-time citizen soldiers. Stewart's force was composed of British regulars and Loyalists, Americans fighting to preserve British rule. Each army mustered about 2000 men, most of them veterans.
Infantry- foot soldiers carrying single-shot, muzzle loading- muskets formed the bulk of both forces. Maneuvering in close ranks, they fired their muskets in short-ranged volleys and
Location. 33° 24.44′ N, 80° 17.92′ W. Marker is in Eutawville, South Carolina, in Orangeburg County. Marker is on Old Number Six Highway (State Highway 6 / 45) near Fredcon Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the Battleground Park. Marker is in this post office area: Eutawville SC 29048, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eutaw Springs Battlefield Park (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Eutaw (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Eutaw Springs (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Eutaw Springs (a few steps from this marker); Grave of Major Majoribanks / Northampton (within shouting distance of this marker); Santee Limestone / Limestone and Marl Formations Eutawville (approx. 2½ miles away); Berkeley County (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eutawville.
Regarding Battle of Eutaw Springs. "Eutaw" is the Cherokee word for "pine tree".
Also see . . . The American Revolutionary War. The Battle of Eutaw Springs (Submitted on August 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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