Elias Ball's Plantation.

What: Skirmishes, *Capt. Baylor Hill vs. British Legion, 5 May 1780

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Where: 33.0796152 -79.9170257, Elias Ball's Plantation

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  • CBB: " Strawberry Ferry is where some of Tarleton's men were captured, thus sending Tarleton to attack Col. Anthony Walton White at Lenud's Ferry. Some of the Continentals that had escaped Tarleton's victory at Monck's Corner / Biggin Bridge reformed along the Santee River under the command of Continental cavalry commander, Col. Anthony White, and on May 5, 1780, they captured eighteen men from Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton's command at Elias Ball's plantation (probably Comingtee). Comingtee is just south of Childsbury. There is an extant pre-revolutionary chapel of ease there called Strawberry Chapel. The east terminious of Strawberry Ferry is located at Childsbury at the railroad bridge, just downstream of modern Mepkin Abbey, Henry Laurens' Plantation on the Cooper River. See -79.93687, 33.11021; President, Gov. Henry Laurens' grave is at Mepkin."
    Basis of site location

  • NBBAS:Two. p.149

  • Sherman, "Calendar..." Find 5 May 1780. To avoid long downloads, use option to "Save and view this PDF in Reader".

  • RevWar75   listing. 5/6/1780 Ball's Plantation. American victory.

Related sites: Strawberry Ferry, Wambaw Plantation (Elias Ball) & Wambaw Bridge

Submitted by: Charles Baxley

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