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
Maps: [map notes]
- Hartley's (Hellhole) Creek
- NBBAS:Three p.371.
Hartley’s Creek, South Carolina
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.
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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.
Submitted by: Patrick O'Kelley.
Confidence level: 0