Hell Hole Creek.

Other names: Hartley's Creek

What: October(?), 1781 Skirmish, Patriots vs. *Maj. Bill Cunningham

Where: 33.8676453 -81.4676026 (WGS84/NAD83), Hell Hole Creek

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  • Hartley's (Hellhole) Creek
    Hartleys Cr
    Hartleys Cr lgd

  • NBBAS:Three p.371.
    Hartley’s Creek, South Carolina
    October 1781

    Sometime in 1781, possibly around the month of October, “Bloody Bill” Cunningham massacred twenty-eight Patriots at Hartley Creek. The bodies were dismembered and mutilated. The creek was also known as Hell Hole Creek.

  • Sherman's Calendar.... Search for hell hole. To avoid future long downloads, use option to "Save and view this PDF in Reader".

  • RevWar75 RevWar75   listing 10/1781 Hartley's Creek (Hell Hole Creek). Shown as a British victory.

  • The creek is approximately 7 miles long. It is not known where along the creek the skirmish occurred.

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Submitted by: Patrick O'Kelley.

Confidence level: 0