Database

Sandy River.

What: Some duplication probable.
Skirmish, Nov 1780, unknown participants [WTS]
Skirmish, December 1780. Capt. McCool vs. *Capt. Manning Gose. (conflicting accounts) [PJO]
Mid to late April 1781. Sumters raid of Mobley and Sandy Run Settlements [WTS]
Campsite, 25 June 1781, MG Greene [PJO]
Skirmish, July 1781. *Col. Brandon vs. loyalists [PJO]

Other names:

Where: 34.7218051 -81.2498128, Sandy River

Maps: [map notes]

  • Sandy River
  • GNIS record for Sandy River. Note mapping options.

  • 34.8004152,-81.2456422, Sandy River (source)
  • ACME Mapper.
  • National Map
  • Google

  • 34.7218051,-81.2498128, Sandy River (Chester) Arbitrarily selected representative site
  • ACME Mapper.
  • National Map
  • Google

  • 34.5720842,-81.4223204, Sandy River (mouth)
  • ACME Mapper.
  • National Map
  • Google

    Sources:

    • From the now defunct Tiger Map Server map of Sandy River. It may be noted that the mouth is near the SW corner of Chester County SC and the source is near the northern boundary of Chester County, a distance of some 25 miles.

      Sandy River

    • PJO: "Greene wrote to Marion from Sandy River on 25 June 1781. This must have been a camp of Greene. "...in the Francis Marion [orderly] book"
      On June 25th Greene wrote to Marion from Sandy River and ordered him to cooperate with Sumter. Sumter was planning a raid into the lowcountry. Sumter also wrote to Marion and told him to march to Ninety Six, but Marionís men did not want to leave their homes and did not want to fight under Sumter. Marion did march to the Congaree River, but he did not have many men at all. He rode west to rendezvous with Sumter at the High Hills of the Santee.

    • William Dobien James, Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion, p.81. (Ref. above letter from Greene).

    • NBBAS:Two. p.375. December 1780. Capt. McCool vs. *Capt. Manning Gose. Ambiguous results (conflicting accounts)
    • NBBAS:Three. p.282. July 1781. *Col. Brandon vs. loyalists (possibly Sandy Run Creek)

    • Sherman, "Calendar...".
      p.213 [Nov 1780] [skirmish] Sandy River (Chester, County, S.C.)
      p.339 Mid to late April [1781}. [raid] Mobley and Sandy Run Settlements (Fairfield County, S.C.) Sumter retaliated for Coffinís raid of the Waxhaws (April 9th) by sending men to burn and kill in the Mobley and Sandy Run settlements. To avoid long downloads, use option to "Save and view this PDF in Reader".

    • RevWar75   listing. Not found.

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    Submitted by: Patrick O'Kelley

    Confidence level: 0