"? In pursuit of a Brother to Kill Him"In December 1781, Maj. Robert McLeroth and the 64th Regiment were conducting newly-arrived British army recruits of the Royal Fusiliers from Charleston to the High Hills of Santee. Learning of McLeroth's movement, Col. Francis Marion led some 700 militiamen up the Santee River Road and surprised McLeroth near Halfway Swamp. McLeroth bought time to avoid a battle by proposing a staged combat, twenty men on each side, and then withdrawing his troops north toward Singleton's Mill during the night.
|Placed By||Francis Marion Trail Commission of Francis Marion University|
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|Date Added||Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 9:10pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 546723 N 3723585|
|Decimal Degrees||33.65110000, -80.49610000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 39.066', W 80° 29.766'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 39' 3.96" N, 80° 29' 45.96" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1764-1780 State Rd S-14-76, Pinewood SC 29125, US|
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