Eutawville in Orangeburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Eutaw Springs
A Critical Loss of Discipline
~ Colonel Henry Lee
Late in the battle, American soldiers pushed forward and found themselves in the British camp. Victory was in sight, but the discipline that had held the American ranks together through the hours of hard fighting broke down when the ragged soldiers stopped to loot British tents. ( Picture included)
Loyalist troops barricaded in the two-story brick plantation house nearby poured musket fire into the Americans below. As the American advance stalled in front of this strongpoint, the British counterattacked and drove the Americans back out of their camp. His soldiers exhausted and low on ammunition, Greene retreated, leaving the bloody field in Stewart's hands.
Location. 33° 24.442′ N, 80° 17.909′ W. Marker is in Eutawville, South Carolina, in Orangeburg County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Old Number Six Highway (State Highway 6 / 45) and Fredcon Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. 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. A different marker also named Battle of Eutaw Springs (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Eutaw Springs Eutaw Springs Battlefield Park (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Eutaw (a few steps from this marker); Grave of Major Majoribanks / Northampton (within shouting distance of this marker); Santee Limestone / Limestone and Marl Formations (within shouting distance of this marker); Eutawville (approx. 2½ miles away); Berkeley County (approx. 3.7 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 Battle of Eutaw Springs. (Submitted on August 26, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,274 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 26, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.