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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Enoree, South Carolina

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Spartanburg is the county seat for Spartanburg County
Enoree is in Spartanburg County
      Spartanburg County (127)  
      Cherokee County (71)  
      Greenville County (376)  
      Laurens County (53)  
      Union County (41)  
      Polk County, North Carolina (24)  
      Rutherford County, North Carolina (34)  
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1South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — A Bad Situation Gets Worse
Slipping through the night of August 18, 1780, two hundred Patriot militiamen had headed south from their camp on the Broad River, intent on attacking a similarly sized Loyalist force at Musgrove's Mill. Before sunrise the next morning, they . . . Map (db m95013) HM
2South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — A Band of Brothers
The only fighting force remaining in South Carolina to oppose the advancing British were the militias — a scattered assortment of unorganized volunteer "armies." These troops varied from large groups that resembled regular organized armies to . . . Map (db m94998) HM
3South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — A Rare Glimpse of a Crucial Road
Nothing was more important for communication and transport than a good road. Here you can see the wagon track that connected the Enoree and Broad rivers and prompted the British to establish camp nearby. The road ran through the center of the . . . Map (db m95014) HM
4South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — Americans in British Uniform
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 . . . Map (db m94999) HM
5South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — Bloody Chaos
As the British began to retreat from the field, the Patriots, not content with having repulsed the attack, left their positions on the ridge to chase the fleeing enemy. Soon, the battle disintegrated into a fierce hand-to-hand fight for survival. . . . Map (db m95049) HM
6South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — Captain Shadrach Inman Memorial
Near here are buried Captain Shadrach Inman, of Colonel Elijah Clarke's Georgia Militia Regiment, and five unknown volunteers who were killed in action opening foray for the victorious Patriots on the morning of August 19, 1780. "May God rest their . . . Map (db m95052) HM WM
7South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — Enoree Community Veterans Memorial
[Left Inscription]: POWS MIAS Gone But Not Forgotten U.S. Army U.S. Navy U.S. Marines U.S. Air Force U.S. Coast Guard [Center Inscription]: Enoree Community Veteran's Memorial For Those Who Served and . . . Map (db m42330) HM
8South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — In Hot Pursuit
As Captain Inman and his troopers continued their planned retreat, the Loyalist and Provincial soldiers gave chase. Here, some of the British followed the wagon road while others navigated around the large trees. It was a strenuous advance for the . . . Map (db m95023) HM
9South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — Inman's Men Bait the Trap
Early on August 19, 1780, a small detachment of mounted Patriot militiamen fled up this hillside with Loyalist and Provincial forces hot on their heels. Minutes earlier, those same Patriots, commanded by Captain Shadrack Inman, had charged down the . . . Map (db m95018) HM
10South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — Into the Backcountry
Britain's capture of Charles Towne in May 1780 marked the low point of American hopes for independence. The British would simply move north until they controlled all thirteen colonies. The only thing standing in their way was the frontier region . . . Map (db m94996) HM
11South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — Ready for the Enemy
With no choice but to make a stand, the Patriots decided to set up a defensive formation along this ridge overlooking an old field. In their favor was the leadership of the three veteran commanders positioning their militias along the line. To the . . . Map (db m95030) HM
12South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — The Enemy Within
When the American Revolution began in 1775, colonists faced a wrenching decision: support the rebellion or remain loyal to Great Britain. This conflict was the heart of America's War for Independence, creating a brutal civil war. Especially in the . . . Map (db m95050) HM
13South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — The Main Event
The Patriots held their fire as the Loyalists and Provincials marched toward them. Only when the British were within 70 yards of the ridge were the Patriots given the order to fire. The first Patriot volley was devastating. Stunned, their enemy . . . Map (db m95046) HM
14South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — The Trap Is Sprung
Continuing their pursuit, the Loyalists and Provincials reached a clearing in the forest. At the far end of this field, their American foes waited in a line stretching some 300 yards along a timbered ridge. Realizing what was happening, the British . . . Map (db m95024) HM
15South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — True to Their King
When the British decided to invade the southern colonies, they were counting on the presence of large numbers of "Loyalists," American colonists who remained loyal to Britain's King George III. Like the Patriots, Loyalists formed themselves into . . . Map (db m95010) HM
16South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Enoree — Winning the Battle & the War
As the Loyalists and Provincials retreated across the Enoree River, Patriot commanders began regrouping their men for another pursuit. Before they could attack, however, news came that the American Continental Army had been defeated three days . . . Map (db m95051) HM
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Aug. 18, 2022