The Yamasee War At Goose Creek, 1715

The Yamasee War At Goose Creek, 1715 (HMJO6)

Location: Goose Creek, SC 29445 Berkeley County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 58.309', W 80° 1.844'

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In April 1715 Yamasee warriors killed government agents and traders who had come to meet with them at Pocotaligo, in present-day Beaufort County. Others killed colonists and raided plantations and farms at Port Royal, initiating the Yamasee War. Catawbas and Cherokees soon launched raids on other white towns and settlements, and many whites in Goose Creek fled to Charleston or barricaded themselves in their houses.

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Capt. Thomas Barker, who lived 1.5 mi. N left Goose Creek on May 15 with 102 militia, intending to meet the Congarees near the Santee River. He and 26 men were killed in an ambush on May 16. On June 13 Capt. George Chicken and 120 cavalrymen of the Goose Creek militia ambushed a war party 20 mi. W near Wassamassaw, killing 40-60 and scattering the rest. The Catawbas would not threaten Goose Creek again.
HM NumberHMJO6
Marker Number8-61
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe City of Goose Creek
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 8:37am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 590575 N 3648579
Decimal Degrees32.97181667, -80.03073333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 58.309', W 80° 1.844'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 58' 18.54" N, 80° 1' 50.64" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 168-198 Foster Creek Rd, Goose Creek SC 29445, US
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