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.
This is Holly Hill.
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
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
This was worth seeing. It was fun.
Part two coming up soon!