Little Raft Sw
McPhaul's Mill/Litte Raft Swamp/Raft Swamp
Skirmish, Little Raft Swamp (Beatti's Bridge, Burnt Swamp), Col. Thomas Wade vs. *Col. David Fanning, 1 Sep 1781
Skirmish, Raft Swamp, *Maj. Joseph Graham vs. Col. Duncan Ray, 15 Oct 1781
34.885660 -79.238319 (NAD83/WGS84), McPhaul's Mill
34.91405 -79.31434 (NAD83/WGS84), Little Raft Swamp (Beatti's Bridge/Drowning Creek)
34.813873 -79.133436 (NAD83/WGS84), Raft Swamp
Maps: [map notes]
Related sites: Beatti's Bridge
- Guide to North Carolina Highway Historical Markerse. p.79.
Marker I-50: McPhaul's Mill. "Near here on September 1, 1781. ... Stood 1.7 mi. W." NC-211 at Antioch, Hoke County NC.
Marker I-51: Raft Swamp. "..near here on Oct. 15, 1781 ...." NC-211 southeast of Red Springs, Robeson County NC.
- 1808 map of Robeson County NC:
- NBBAS:Vol. Three p.329-331. Little Raft Swamp, 1 Sep 1781. "...on a hill between Little Raft Swamp and Lumber River."
- NBBAS:Vol. Three p.375-377. Raft Swamp, 15 Oct 1781. "...hill overlooked a causeway".
- PJO: "Fanning stopped at McPhaul's Mill and camped there on 27 Aug 81.
However the fight at Little Raft Swamp happened about 8 miles away. The exact
location is merely mentioned as a hill in between Little Raft Swamp and Lumber
River, but it was also beside Beatti's Bridge. I think that location is here:
USGS Wagram (NC) Topo Map
UTM 17 653995E 3864799N (WGS84/NAD83)"
- Per this site "September 1, 1781 -- Fanning leads troops at the battle of Beatti's Bridge on the
Lumber River near Wagram, NC".
- Sherman, "Calendar...".
McPhaul's Mill/Little Raft Swamp p.435
Raft Swamp p.462.
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- listing. 9/1/1781 Little Raft Swamp (McPhaul's Mill, Burnt Swamp) . British victory.
- listing. 10/15/1781 Raft Swamp. American victory.
Submitted by: Patrick O'Kelley. Some sites located by John Robertson.
Confidence level: 2/2/2