Near Andrews in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Skirmish At Black Mingo Creek
On Sept. 14, 1780, Gen. Francis Marion's Patriots routed a Tory force commanded by Capt. J. Coming Ball. The Tories, attacked on one flank by Capt. Thomas Waties and on the other by Col. Peter Horry, fled into Black Mingo Swamp. The short but sharply-contested action cost each side nearly one-third of its men.
Erected 2005 by Georgetown County Historical Society, replacing a marker erected by Georgetown County in 1941. (Marker Number 22-10.)
Location. 33° 37.35′ N, 79° 25.992′ W. Marker is near Andrews, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on County Line Road (State Highway 41/51), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Black Mingo Creek: (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Black Mingo – Willtown / Black Mingo Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Black Mingo Presbyterian Meeting House (approx. 1˝ miles away); Birthplace of Jeremiah John Snow / China Grove Plantation (approx. 1.6 miles away); Benjamin Britton Chandler (1854–1925) Pleasant Hill School (approx. 5˝ miles away); Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); Prince George Winyah Parish / Prince Frederick’s Parish (approx. 6˝ miles away); Dissenter Meeting House and Cemetery (approx. 9.8 miles away); Indiantown Presbyterian Church (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andrews.
1. Original Marker Text
Here Sept. 14, 1780, Gen. Marion's troops routed the Tories under Capt. J. Coming Ball. Attacked on one flank by Capt. Thomas Waites and on the other by Col. Horry, with Gen. Marion's reserves in rear, the Tories fled into Black Mingo Swamp. Though of short duration, the action was so sharply contested that each side lost nearly one-third of its men, killed and wounded. (Source: South Carolina Highway Historical Marker Guide, 2nd Edition, 1996)
— Submitted April 22, 2017, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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