Sword Clash on Green River Road

Sword Clash on Green River Road (HM8F1)

Location: Gaffney, SC 29341 Cherokee County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 7.976', W 81° 48.6'

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Nearby, retreating British officers of the 17th Light Dragoons, clashed with pursuing American horsemen led by Lt. Col. William Washington. He quickly outpaced his troops, broke his weapon at the hilt when he got into a sword fight with a British officer. According to legend, Washington's young servant rode up just in time, saving his life by shooting the attacking British officer.

It is this account that probably inspired the artist William Ranney in 1845 to paint this vigorous battle scene. Washington and Tarleton raise their swords in the center while Washington's servant boy levels his pistol at a dragoon officer.
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HM NumberHM8F1
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 8:31pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 426205 N 3888085
Decimal Degrees35.13293333, -81.81000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 7.976', W 81° 48.6'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 7' 58.56" N, 81° 48' 36.00" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3340 Historic 1781 Green River Rd, Gaffney SC 29341, US
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