Search This Blog

Sunday, March 05, 2017

A Revolutionary Saturday in parts! Part 1

We wanted to get out of the house and see something new!  Mark found about a place called Eutaw Springs, it is the place where the last Revolutionary War battle in South Carolina was fought.

We went up through Ridgeville, which looks like a great place to go pick peaches soon

This is Holly Hill.

The sign on the other side said we are open!  So we drove down to take a look!

It did not look too open.  Maybe next time.

The farm does have a web site. It seems this was a land grant, and now the working farm has had the same owners for the last 100 years.   The house, which we did not see, is on the National Registar of Historic Places.   I do not think the house is open to the public.

The battlefield park

Some history bits: This is a very short summary, the Wikipedia page and the My Revolution page have much more information.

Eutaw Springs is the site of the last major battle of the Revolution in South Carolina which took place on September 8, 1781, when the armies of General Nathanael Greene and Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Stewart met near these limestone springs. Technically a British victory, the American forces decimated the British ranks forcing them to retreat once again to Charleston. One month later Lord Charles Cornwallis, commander of the British forces in America, surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia. The springs are under the waters of Lake Marion today, but most of the battleground is still above water. Part of the site is maintained as a park by the Santee-Cooper Authority. Major John Marjoribanks, British hero of the battle, is buried on the park grounds

Some more information

The other side

Lon learning about what happened here

Walking down to the water

It was beautiful.  Excpet for all the trash.  There was so much trash, and it made us sad.

Moving back up to the entrance

We are not sure who's grave this is.

Even zooming in, I can not read it. More research is needed!

More information

This used to say something important

Poking at a giant fire ant mound.

This was worth seeing. It was fun.

Part two coming up soon!

No comments: