Workman in Williamsburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Captain William Henry Mouzon
This was the plantation of Capt. William Henry Mouzon (1741-1807), prominent militia officer in the American Revolution. Mouzon, of Huguenot 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 at Black Mingo Creek and forced to retire from further active service. He died in 1807 and is buried in the Mouzon family cemetery nearby.
Erected 1996 by the Williamsburg Historical Society. (Marker Number 45-11.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Williamsburg County Historical Society marker series.
Location. 33° 43.98′ N, 79° 55.993′ W. Marker is in Workman, South Carolina, in Williamsburg County. Marker is on Sumter Highway Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingstree SC 29556, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Midway Church (approx. 6.4 miles away); Battle of Kingstree (approx. 6.8 miles away); Kingstree: Gathering Vital Intelligence (approx. 7.3 miles away); Williamsburg Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); St. Alban’s Episcopal Church (approx. 7˝ miles away); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (approx. 7.6 miles away); Old Muster Ground and Courthouse (approx. 7.6 miles away); Thurgood Marshall, J.D. (approx. 7.6 miles away).
Regarding Captain William Henry Mouzon. Capt. Wm. Henry Mouzon II had a friendship with Banastre Tarleton from their boyhood school days in France. Yet the British Tarleton burned the Mouzon Plantation House. Mouzon was able to escape into Puddin' Swamp of the Black River which was beside his home. Soon after the British Major James Wemyss burned out Patriots and Loyalists alike in a swathe 15 miles wide for 70 miles from the Santee River to Georgetown including the area along the Black River.(The Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society)
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Burning of Mouzon's Home by his "Friend"
Also see . . .
1. Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society. (Submitted on November 24, 2009.)
2. Henry Mouzon. Henry Mouzon II was a distinguished colonial era patriot and renowned civil engineer. (Submitted on February 5, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Battle of Black Mingo. The Battle of Black Mingo was a skirmish during the American Revolution. (Submitted on February 5, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. The Battle of Black Mingo Creek. September 29, 1780 at Black Mingo Creek, Georgetown and Williamsburg County border, South Carolina (aka Skirmish at Shepherd's Ferry). (Submitted on February 5, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
5. Black Mingo Creek. Black Mingo Creek is a tributary to the Black River in coastal South Carolina. (Submitted on February 5, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
6. Francis Marion. Francis Marion (c. 1732 – February 26, 1795) was a military officer who served in the American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on February 5, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
7. Banastre Tarleton. General Sir Banastre Tarleton, 1st Baronet, GCB (21 August 1754 – 16 January 1833) was a British soldier and politician. (Submitted on February 5, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Notable Buildings • Notable Events • Notable Persons • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,801 times since then and 126 times this year. Last updated on April 23, 2010, by Ramona Lynn Grimsley of Moncks Corner, South Carolina. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 24, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 8. submitted on February 6, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 9. submitted on February 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 10. submitted on November 8, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.