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Battle of Ratcliff's Bridge

 
 
Battle of Ratcliff's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Battle of Ratcliff's Bridge Marker
Inscription. On March 6, 1781 General Thomas Sumter with a force of 250 men was attacked by a British detachment commanded by Major Fraser about 3 miles northeast at the head of Stirrup Branch. In a running fight, the Gamecock retreated along a road near here to Ratcliff's Bridge on Lynches River, 3 miles southeast.
 
Erected 1963 by The Lee County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 31-2.)
 
Location. 34° 13.072′ N, 80° 14.893′ W. Marker is in Bishopville, South Carolina, in Lee County. Marker is on East Church Street (State Highway 341) near North Main Street (U.S. 15), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bishopville SC 29010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bishopville (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lee County Monument to the Confederate Dead (about 500 feet away); William Apollos James House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flag Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dennis High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thomas Gordon McLeod (approx. half a mile away); Bishopville High School (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bishopville.
 
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Battle of Ratcliff's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 18, 2010
2. Battle of Ratcliff's Bridge Marker
looking northwest along East Church Street (State Road 341)
 Terry Lipscomb, Names in South Carolina, (XXIV), "South Carolina Revolutionary Battles, Part Five",. Fearing that the Gamecock would form a junction with Francis Marion, Lord Rawdon sent Major Thomas Fraser's South Carolina Provincials to intercept him. (Submitted on February 21, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Battle of Ratcliff's Bridge Marker, looking southeast along East Church Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 18, 2010
3. Battle of Ratcliff's Bridge Marker, looking southeast along East Church Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 834 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 21, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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