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Bloody Savannah.

What:Skirmish, July 1781 *Maj. Singleton vs. Loyalists

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Where: 34.0125286 -80.4048583, Bloody Savannah

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Sources:

  • Barefoot. Not found

  • SC Historical Highway Marker Guide. Not found.

  • Ripley: Battleground. Not found.

  • Mills Sumter map 1821. The only area in the vicinity of Sumter(ville) in which the description "Savanna" was used is marked. The 1:24K topo makes it apparent that the area has swamps nearby and several "bays" or mini-swamps in the area. It is essentially the only candidate for the site. It is 7.3 miles from Sumter. Basis for site selection.

    Bloody Savannah?

  • NBBAS:Three. p.299.
    Bloody Savannah, South Carolina
    July 1781

    Draper wrote of a skirmish conducted by Major John Singleton of Sumter’s partisans. Singleton "with a small squad of Sumter’s men…attacked a party of marauding Tories, eleven in number, at Bloody Savannah, ten miles distant" from present-day Sumter. Singleton "killed ten of the Loyal gentlemen, one of them making his escape by hiding behind a pile of rails."

  • Sherman, "Calendar..." . Search for bloody savannah. . To avoid long downloads, use option to "Save and view this PDF in Reader".

  • RevWar75   listing. Not found.

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Submitted by: Patrick O'Kelley.

Confidence level: 0

12-7-16