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Near Kershaw in Lancaster County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Beaver Creek Skirmish / Capture of Provisions at Flat Rock

 
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
1. Beaver Creek Skirmish / Capture of Provisions at Flat Rock Marker
Inscription.
(Front)

American forces under Major William R. Davie had captured a British convoy July 21, 1780, and were retreating with prisoners mounted two to the horse when ambushed by British several miles west of here on Beaver Creek. Nearly all the British prisoners were killed or wounded. One American was killed and two were wounded.

(Reverse)

Near here on July 21, 1780, an American expedition commanded by Major William R. Davie captured a convoy of provisions, spirits, and clothing destined for British troops at Hanging Rock. Davie withdrew at dusk with the British captives and their horses.
 
Erected 1977 by Flat Rock Chapter National Society of The Daughters of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 29-19.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 34° 31.248′ N, 80° 38.691′ W. Marker is near Kershaw, South Carolina, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of Flat Rock Road and Kershaw Country Club Road, on the right when traveling north on Flat Rock Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kershaw SC 29067, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Beaver Creek Skirmish / Capture of Provisions at Flat Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
2. Beaver Creek Skirmish / Capture of Provisions at Flat Rock Marker
Reverse side
8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle Of The Hanging Rock (approx. 3.2 miles away); James Ingram Home (approx. 3.5 miles away); Kershaw's First Library (approx. 4 miles away); Welsh's Station / Kershaw Depot (approx. 4 miles away); Kershaw (approx. 4.3 miles away); Battle of Hanging Rock (approx. 5.1 miles away); Stoneboro (approx. 5.4 miles away); Birthplace of Dr. James Marion Sims (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kershaw.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
3. Beaver Creek Skirmish / Capture of Provisions at Flat Rock Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,172 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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