Database

Friday's Ferry.

What: Skirmish, 1 May 1781, *Lt.Col. Henry Hampton vs. Maj. Andrew Maxwell.

Other names: Fridig's Ferry

Where: 33.97069, -81.04200, Friday's Ferry

Maps: [map notes]

  • 33.971666,-81.042503, Friday's Ferry.
  • ACME Mapper.
  • National Map
  • Google.
  • Confidence: 4

    Sources:

    • JP: Fort Granby 33.971666 -81.042503, standing next to the fence at the edge of the river, per tour with Dean Hunt and Leo Redmond. Basis of Friday's (Fridig's) Ferry location.

    • SC Historical Highway Marker Guide, p.193, 40-41. "Bluff Road, just SE of intersection of Rosewood Drive, Columbia. 1 mi. west was East Granby Landing of Friday's Ferry." Location is based on this marker.

    • NBBAS:Three. p. 217.
      Fridayís Ferry, South Carolina
      1 May 1781

      Henry Hamptonís dragoons surprised a guard of the Prince of Wales American Volunteers at Fridayís Ferry near Fort Granby. Hamptonís men killed thirteen of them. Hampton spotted another party on the road going towards the fort and ambushed them, killing five more.

    • Sherman, "Calendar..." . Search for friday's ferry. Numerous returns. To avoid long downloads, use option to "Save and view this PDF in Reader".

    • RevWar75
      May 1781. 5/1/1781. Shown as American victory.
      July 1781.

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    Submitted by: Patrick O'Kelley.

    Confidence level: 4

    12-26-16