Battle of Fishing Creek

Battle of Fishing Creek (HM8VI)

Location: Great Falls, SC 29055 Chester County
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N 34° 38.172', W 80° 54.27'

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At this site on August 18, 1780 General Thomas Sumter camped with captured booty and 800 men. He was surprised and defeated by Lt. Col. Tarleton and 160 soldiers. The disaster followed only two days General Gate's defeat by Lord Cornwallis at Camden. The patriots lost 150 men killed and many captured, but Sumter escaped and soon rallied another large force.
HM NumberHM8VI
Marker Number12-3
Year Placed1974
Placed ByChester County Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 1:13am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 508752 N 3832704
Decimal Degrees34.63620000, -80.90450000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 38.172', W 80° 54.27'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 38' 10.32" N, 80° 54' 16.20" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1257 Catawba River Rd, Great Falls SC 29055, US
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