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Cary's Fort.

What: Skirmish, 9 Aug 1780, *Col. Taylor vs. Col. Cary

Other names: Carey's Fort

Where: 34.220999 -80.638401 Cary's Fort

Maps: [map notes]

Sources:
  • NBBAS:Two. p. 243-245. "It was located on the west bank of the Wateree River, on McCaa's Hill."

  • Sherman, "Calendar...". p.160-161. Shown as 15 Aug 1780. To avoid long downloads, use option to "Save and view this PDF in Reader".

  • CBB: "Cary's Fort (*) was on the Wateree Ferry Road (to Granby) about 3/4ths mile from the river, out of the flood plane."

    Wateree Fy Topo

  • Aerial photo showing search boxes for Cary's Fort: Basis for site selection.

    Cary's Fort

  • Mill's 1820 Kershaw map shows a ferry about 2 miles SW of Camden.

    Wateree Ferry

  • RevWar75   listing. 8-15-1780, Carey's Fort (Wateree Ferry). American victory.

Related sites: Wateree Ferry

Submitted by: Charles Baxley

Confidence level: 1