Fishing Creek

What: Skirmish, BG Sumter vs. *Lt.Col. Tarleton, 18 Aug 1780

Other names: Catawba Ford

Where: 34.635346, -80.904203

Maps: [map notes]


  • NBBAS:Vol. Two p.277

  • Catawba Ford was below the modern dam, and this is where the action began. This was a surprise attack and was a long running battle.

  • The modern historical highway marker agrees reasonably with the location shown on the 1820-ish Mills Atlas map.

  • Sherman, "Calendar..." . Search for fishing creek. Numerous returns, mostly relevant. To avoid long downloads, use option to "Save and view this PDF in Reader".

  • RevWar75   listing. 18 Aug 1780. British victory.

    Related sites: Camden 1780

    Submitted by: Patrick O'Kelley. Located by John Robertson.

    Confidence level: 4