Database

Fair Forest Creek.

What: Skirmish, 8 May 1781, Col. Hayes vs. *Loyalist militia

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Where: 34.7284669, -81.7131560 Mud Bridge, Fair Forest Creek

Maps: [map notes]

Sources:


  • NBBAS:Three. p. 224.
    Fair Forest Creek, South Carolina
    8 May 1781

    General Pickens sent Colonel Joseph Hayes out to attack a large force of Loyalists on Fair Forest Creek. Colonel Hayes was defeated and withdrew.

  • Barefoot: SC. p. 197. He notes that locals call this area "The Forest" and that Whigs and Tories played cat-and-mouse in this area throughout the war. Not very precise, but as good as we have. Basis for site location.

  • Sherman, "Calendar..." . Search for MAY 1781. No specific mention of action. To avoid long downloads, use option to "Save and view this PDF in Reader".

  • RevWar75   listing. 5-8-1781. British victory.

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Submitted by: Patrick O'Kelley. "Located" by John Robertson per Barefoot.

Confidence level: 0

12-22-16