Manning in Clarendon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Wyboo Swamp
Erected 2006 by The Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society,Manning IGA.
Location. 33° 41.164′ N, 80° 12.654′ W. Marker is in Manning, South Carolina, in Clarendon County. Marker is on Bozard Street near South Mill Street (South Carolina Highway 260), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located on the north wall of the IGA. Marker is in this post office area: Manning SC 29102, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Help for Marion's Militia, 1780-1781 (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Citizen Soldier 220 Years Ago (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clarendon County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Clarendon County Veterans Memorial Clarendon County / Manning (approx. 0.6 miles away); Swamp Fox at Ox Swamp (approx. 0.6 miles away); Murray's Ferry - Santee River (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Swamp Fox (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manning.
Regarding Battle of Wyboo Swamp. During Francis Marion's 1781 campaign to drive the British from the Pee Dee, he and his men clashed with British and Tory forces numbering more than 500 men. During the Wyboo skirmish a Marion private, Gavin James, single-handedly held back an enemy advance. Marion's men finally dispersed the British and Tories.
Also see . . . History of the Presbyterian Church in South Carolina, Volume 1 By George Howe, page 481. Gavin James personally killed three Tory dragoons on the causeway. He shot one and then bayoneted two from his horse. (Submitted on November 13, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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