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Near Enoree in Spartanburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Americans in British Uniform

 
 
Americans in British Uniform Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, May 24, 2016
1. Americans in British Uniform Marker
Inscription. Many of the men that went into battle for the British at Musgrove's Mill were Provincial soldiers. Provincials were Regular troops, meaning that they were trained and supplied by the British. They differed from Regular British soldiers, however, in that Provincial soldiers were American colonists.

There were at least three different Provincial units that fought at the Battle of Musgrove's Mill. They included the South Carolina Royalists, the 3rd Battalion of the New Jersey Volunteers and the 1st Battalion, Delancey's Brigade of the New York Royalists. All had been involved in action in the Southern Campaign prior to Musgrove's Mill.
 
Erected by South Carolina State Park Service.
 
Location. 34° 35.869′ N, 81° 51.165′ W. Marker is near Enoree, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker can be reached from Horseshoe Falls Road (State Highway S-42-10) 1.4 miles south of State Highway 56, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is one of a series along the Musgrove Mill Battlefield Trail. The trail starts at a parking area and leads to a loop where the main battle action occurred. It is approximately 1200 feet from the start of the trail. Marker is in this post office area: Enoree SC 29335, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Americans in British Uniform Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, May 24, 2016
2. Americans in British Uniform Marker
Marker is beside the Battlefield Trail near a bench.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Band of Brothers (within shouting distance of this marker); Into the Backcountry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); True to Their King (about 300 feet away); A Bad Situation Gets Worse (about 600 feet away); A Rare Glimpse of a Crucial Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Inman's Men Bait the Trap (approx. 0.2 miles away); Winning the Battle & the War (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Hot Pursuit (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Enoree.
 
More about this marker. On the left side is an illustration of Provincial (enlarged), Loyalist and Patriot soldiers by Darby Erd: "Provincial regiments formed early in the Revolutionary War, often involving Loyalists who had been forced into exile. The South Carolina Royalists was one such regiment, comprised of Loyalists from South Carolina's Tyger and Enoree river regions."

Portrait at bottom left: "Among the Provincial soldiers at Musgrove's Mill was Captain Abraham De Peyster of the Kings American Regiment. He would later be captured at the Battle of Kings Mountain." — Portrait by Gerard Beekman De Peyster courtesy of the New York Historical Society.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2016, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2016, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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