Heath Springs in Lancaster County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Battle Of The Hanging Rock
of the Hanging Rock
August 6, 1780
About 600 Militia
of the Carolinas under
Colonel Thomas Sumter
destroyed the British Camp
and killed and wounded over
200 of the British Troops
under Major John Carden
with a loss of 40 killed
and a few wounded
Location. 34° 33.936′ N, 80° 39.715′ W. Marker is in Heath Springs, South Carolina, in Lancaster County. Marker can be reached from Hanging Rock Road (State Highway 29-467). Touch for map. Within the Hanging Rock Battleground Property, managed by the SC State Park Service. Marker is in this post office area: Heath Springs SC 29058, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Ingram Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Hanging Rock (approx. 1.8 miles away); Birthplace of Dr. James Marion Sims (approx. 2.8 miles away); Beaver Creek Skirmish / Capture of Provisions at Flat Rock (approx. 3.2 miles away); Birthplace of James Marion Sims, M.D. (approx. 3.9 miles away); Kershaw (approx. 4.2 miles away); Stoneboro (approx. 4.6 miles away); Welsh's Station / Kershaw Depot (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Heath Springs.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Hanging Rock. Wikipedia article (Submitted on March 11, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.)
2. The American Revolution in South Carolina. (Submitted on March 11, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.)
1. The Hanging Rock State Historic Site
The Hanging Rock State Historic Site has served as a natural landmark for generations. However, this area is best known for its role in the American Revolution.
A British outpost was established in the area. In late July 1780, William Richardson Davie led a raid on the outpost taking horses and arms from the British forces. On August 6, 1780, General Thomas Sumter with 600 militiamen from the Carolinas attacked and looted the outpost which was garrisoned by 1400 British fighters. At the age of 13, President Andrew Jackson experienced the battle. This young boy, who went on to be the Hero of New Orleans, said that he learned his military skills from the brave men who fought at the Hanging Rock.
— Submitted March 11, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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