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

2nd Battle of Fort Watson

First British Fort To Fall

 
 
2nd Battle of Fort Watson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. 2nd Battle of Fort Watson Marker
Inscription.
23 April 1781
American Forces
led by
Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
"The Swamp Fox"
South Carolina Malitia -
Commander
[Marion picture included]

LTC Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee
Lee's Legion

British Forces
led by
Lt. James McKay
64th Regt of Foot

 
Erected 2004 by Col. Matthew Singleton Chapter Sons Of The American Revolution, Clarendon County Historical Society, Wal-Mart.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 33° 31.966′ N, 80° 25.91′ W. Marker is in Summerton, South Carolina, in Clarendon County. Marker is on Fort Watson Road (State Highway 14-803). Touch for map. Approx. .5 miles west of US 301, US15, 1 mile north of I-95 interchange 102, north end of park visitor center parking area. Marker is in this post office area: Summerton SC 29148, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Watson (here, next to this marker); Swamp Fox (a few steps from this marker); Fort Watson: (approx. 0.4 miles away); Santee National Wildlife Refuge
2nd Battle of Fort Watson Marker, with "Swamp Fox" Marker and a Fort Watson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 11, 2009
2. 2nd Battle of Fort Watson Marker, with "Swamp Fox" Marker and a Fort Watson Marker
see nearby markers
(approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Fort Watson (approx. half a mile away); Liberty Hill Church / Pioneers in Desegregation (approx. 4.7 miles away); Anne Custis Burgess (approx. 6.7 miles away); "Together Let Us Sweetly Live" (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Summerton.
 
Also see . . .  The American Revolutionary War. April 15-23 , 1781 “According to a journal that one of the posts British officer’s kept during the siege, it was ‘the cowardly and mutinous behavior of a majority of men, having grounded their arms and refused to defend the post any longer’ that forced the surrender." (Submitted on November 12, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
2nd Battle of Fort Watson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 11, 2009
3. 2nd Battle of Fort Watson Marker
This Monument and the Memorial Of The Patriots who fought in the Battle of Fort Watson was designed by Col. Matthew Singleton Chapter Sons Of The American Revolution, Clarendon County Historical Society, Wal-Mart 2004
2nd Battle of Fort Watson - the Indian Mound atop which Fort Watson was built on image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2009
4. 2nd Battle of Fort Watson - the Indian Mound atop which Fort Watson was built on
2nd Battle of Fort Watson Marker, Marion Picture image. Click for full size.
5. 2nd Battle of Fort Watson Marker, Marion Picture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,096 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 12, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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