Ambush at Half-Way Swamp

Ambush at Half-Way Swamp (HMG5Z)

Location: Manning, SC 29102 Clarendon County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 41.822', W 80° 12.643'

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During the American Revolution, December 1780, over 750 recently arrived British fusiliers were marching from Nelson's Ferry on the Santee River. Major McLeroth's British troops from Moncks Corner joined them as an escort to Camden. General Marion's Brigade was hiding in the swamp in ambush positions near Fludd's Mill (now Elliott's Mill Pond) on River Road. Marion's Brigade began picking off the British. This harassment led to the Major's flag of truce and another bit of history and another mural.
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HM NumberHMG5Z
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 9:36pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 573147 N 3728843
Decimal Degrees33.69703333, -80.21071667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 41.822', W 80° 12.643'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 41' 49.32" N, 80° 12' 38.58" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 113-149 N Brooks St, Manning SC 29102, US
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