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Eutawville in Orangeburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Eutaw Springs

A Critical Loss of Discipline

 
 
Battle of Eutaw Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 15, 2009
1. Battle of Eutaw Springs Marker
Inscription. " The rich prize within our grasp was lost "
~ 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
Battle of Eutaw Springs Marker, at the battleground image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 15, 2009
2. Battle of Eutaw Springs Marker, at the battleground
(a few steps from this marker); 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. 2 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
 
Left picture; Painting by Don Trolam Historical Art Painting courtesy of American Heritage Magazine image. Click for full size.
By Battle of Eutaw Springs Marker
3. Left picture; Painting by Don Trolam Historical Art Painting courtesy of American Heritage Magazine
The rich plunder of the British camp was too tempting for many ill equipped Americans. If not for the collapse of their discipline, Greene believed his troops "should have taken the whole British army."
Right picture: Created by Ashley Chapman image. Click for full size.
By Battle of Eutaw Springs Marker
4. Right picture: Created by Ashley Chapman
The battle of Eutaw Springs ended here, with Stewart's troops holding a ragged line near the brick plantation house that once stood in front of you.
Eutaw Springs battleground image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, circa 1970
5. Eutaw Springs battleground
 
 
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 1,264 times since then and 80 times this year. 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.
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