Stuart's camp after Eutaw Springs, burial place of Marjoribanks.
Where: 33.305394 -80.0443125 Wantoot
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- Edward McCrady, The History of South Carolina in the Revolution, 1780-1783, 1902, Macmillan & Co., Ltd., p.464
It was Greene's intention to have renewed the action
the next day; but Stuart, calling up Me Arthur from Fair
Lawn, and leaving seventy of his wounded to the enemy,
many of his dead unburied, breaking the stocks of one
thousand stand of arms and casting them into the spring,
and destroying his stores, retreated towards Fair Lawn.
Upon this Greene turned back from Burdell's plantation,
and followed him for some distance; but as Stuart continued
his retreat, Greene halted and detached Marion and
Lee by a circuitous route to interpose between the two
British forces. This, however, failed. So hurried was
Stuart's retreat for fifteen miles that he brought his first
division within a few miles of McArthur, coming to his
aid before Marion and Lee reached Ferguson's Swamp,
their point of destination. The British officers effected a
junction, and Stuart halted at Wantoot, Mr. Daniel Ravenel's plantation, twenty miles from Eutaw.1
1 O.. H. Williams's account, Gibbes's Documentary Hist. (1781-82), 156;
Johnson's Life of Greene, vol. II, 232 ; James's Life of Marion, 136.
- William Gilmore Simms, The Life of Nathanael Greene, Major-general in the Army of the Revolution, 1861,
Derby & Jackson, p.307
Marion was also brought to a halt by encountering Colonel
Stuart at Wantoot with a force of nearly two thousand
men, a force quite too great to be attempted by a
command so inferior as that of our partisan.
- William Gilmore Simms, The Life of Francis Marion, 1860, G. G. Evans, p.284.
detachment against this place was led by Maham.
In passing the post at Wantoot, he was ordered to show
himself, and, if possible, to decoy the British cavalry into
the field. The manoeuvre did not succeed, but it brought
out a strong detachment, which followed close upon his
heels, and required that what he should undertake should
be done quickly.
- From Mill Charleston Distric Map, ca. 1820
- RevWar75 Not found. Not an action.
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