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Paxville in Clarendon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Chase At Richbourg’s Mill

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Chase At Richbourg’s Mill Marker
Inscription. During the American Revolution, November 1780, Colonel Tarleton with his Green Dragoons hunted General Marion. Tarleton encamped at the late General Richardson’s home. Marion was warned by the widow's son and quickly withdrew to the east of Jack's Creek near Richbourg’s Mill.
Learning that General Marion had slipped away, Tarleton gave chase. Marion and his militia, staying just ahead of the Dragoons and fighting a series of delaying actions, rode to the head of Jack's Creek, down the Pocotaligo River and slipped away to Benbow’s Ferry.
 
Erected 2005 by Don & Anna Marie Marshall of Silver Lakes Plantation.
 
Location. 33° 44.305′ N, 80° 21.46′ W. Marker is in Paxville, South Carolina, in Clarendon County. Marker is at the intersection of Paxville Highway (State Highway 261) and U.S. 15, on the right when traveling east on Paxville Highway. Touch for map. Mural located on North wall of Short Stop formerly McLeod's Grocery. Marker is in this post office area: Manning SC 29102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrews Chapel Church ( approx. 6 miles away); Bethel Baptist Church ( approx. 6.5 miles away);
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By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
2. Chase At Richbourg’s Mill Marker
Enon Baptist Church ( approx. 8.1 miles away); Swamp Fox at Ox Swamp ( approx. 8.8 miles away); Trinity A.M.E. Church ( approx. 8.8 miles away); Hanna Levi Memorial Library / Manning Library ( approx. 8.9 miles away); Francis Marion Reflections ( approx. 8.9 miles away); Col. David Dubose Gaillard ( approx. 8.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Chase At Richbourg’s Mill. On Nov. 5, with 500 horsemen, Gen. Francis Marion camped at Jack’s Creed, 10 miles above Nelson’s Ferry. A spy reported that camp to Gen. Tarleton, who was camped at “Big Home”. Gen. Tarleton, lit a large fire, hoping Gen. Marion would think “Big Home” was on fire. However, the Richardsons warned Gen. Marion, who skirted the bogs and never checked Ball, his horse, until he had ridden across Richbourg’s Mill Dam. A Tory prisoner escaped and reported this to Gen. Tarleton, who chased Gen. Marion and his men down the now U.S. Hwy. 15
 
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Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Chase At Richbourg’s Mill , the Swamp Fox Murals Trails image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
3. Chase At Richbourg’s Mill , the Swamp Fox Murals Trails
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By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
4. Chase At Richbourg’s Mill
Part of Swamp Fox Murals Trail: Paxville, Summerton, Manning and Turbeville, South Carolina
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,024 times since then and 101 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 1, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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