What:Skirmish, July 1781 *Maj. Singleton vs. Loyalists
Where: 34.0125286 -80.4048583, Bloody Savannah
Maps: [map notes]
- 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.
- NBBAS:Three. p.299.
Bloody Savannah, South Carolina
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".
listing. Not found.
Submitted by: Patrick O'Kelley.
Confidence level: 0