Action at Pratt's Mill

Action at Pratt's Mill (HMDPU)

Location: Due West, SC 29639 Abbeville County
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N 34° 18.383', W 82° 26.45'

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The last action of the Revolution in this part of S.C. was at Pratt's Mill, a grist mill on the Little River owned by Joseph Pratt. On October 30, 1781, an outpost of 30 Patriots at the mill, under Capt. John Norwood, was surprised by 30 Loyalists and Cherokees under Col. William "Bloody Bill" Cunningham. Norwood, who was wounded, was the only casualty on either side.

The Patriots fled, leaving behind 30 horses and most of their weapons; the Loyalists burned the mill. The Pratt family later rebuilt the mill, which appears in Robert Mills's Atlas of S.C. (1825). They later built another mill on Hogskin Creek, about 500 yds. N of the first mill. That mill, which operated throughout the 19th century, was destroyed by a flood in 1908.
Marker Number1-13
Year Placed2007
Placed ByAbbeville County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 5:05pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 367416 N 3797067
Decimal Degrees34.30638333, -82.44083333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 18.383', W 82° 26.45'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 18' 22.98" N, 82° 26' 27.00" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 317 Murdock Rd, Due West SC 29639, US
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