Turbeville in Clarendon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Burning of Mouzon's Home by his “Friend”
Erected 2008 by The Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society.
Location. 33° 53.413′ N, 80° 1.227′ W. Marker is in Turbeville, South Carolina, in Clarendon County. Marker is on Calvert Street (State Highway 14-119), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located west of US 378 at US 301 Merge (Main Street), on Dr. Kate's old Post Office building. Marker is in this post office area: Turbeville SC 29162, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Tearcoat (within shouting distance of this marker); Turbeville R.R. Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Turpentine Still Puddin’ Swamp 1776 – The Frontier (about 500 feet away); East Clarendon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pine Grove / Turbeville School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Miller H. Mellette Highway (approx. 0.9 miles away); " Ebenezer " (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Turbeville.
Regarding The Burning of Mouzon's Home by his "Friend". This was the plantation of Capt. William Henry Mouzon (1741-1807), prominent militia officer in the American Revolution. Mouzon, of Hugoenot descent, was educated in France as an engineer. He was a lieutenant in the 3rd S.C. Regiment, then raised the King's Tree Company and became its captain. This militia company
numbered about 75 men when it disbanded after Charleston fell to the British in May 1780.
Capt. Mouzon's company reformed in July 1780, then joined Col. Francis Marion. British troops under Col. Banastre Tarleton burned Mouzon's plantation house and outbuildings in August. Shortly thereafter, on September 28, 1780, Capt. Mouzon was severly wounded in Marion's victory
( Williamsburgh Historical Society)
Also see . . . Swamp Fox Murals Trail. (Submitted on May 23, 2013, by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina.)
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— Submitted August 8, 2013, by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina.
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