Siege of Fort Watson

Siege of Fort Watson (HMFP3)

Location: Summerton, SC 29148 Clarendon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 36.476', W 80° 20.986'

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During the American Revolution, Colonel Lee and his Legion joined General Marion's Brigadealong the Santee River. They laid seige to Britishheld Fort Watson on top of Santee Indian Mound.Major Maham's idea was to build a tower forsharpshooters to fire inside the fort. After daysof chopping saplings, they erected the towerovernight. April 23,1781 at dawn, firing from thetower led to rapid surrender of Fort Watson.
HM NumberHMFP3
Year Placed2009
Placed ByCitizens of Clarendin County, SC Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper), Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 1:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 560322 N 3718875
Decimal Degrees33.60793333, -80.34976667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 36.476', W 80° 20.986'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 36' 28.56" N, 80° 20' 59.16" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30 S Dukes St, Summerton SC 29148, US
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