Fair Forest Creek.
What: Skirmish, 8 May 1781, Col. Hayes vs. *Loyalist militia
Where: 34.7284669, -81.7131560 Mud Bridge, Fair Forest Creek
Maps: [map notes]
- 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".
listing. 5-8-1781. British victory.
Submitted by: Patrick O'Kelley. "Located" by John Robertson per Barefoot.
Confidence level: 0