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Wantoot

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What:
Stuart's camp after Eutaw Springs, burial place of Marjoribanks.

Where: 33.305394 -80.0443125 Wantoot

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Sources:

  • 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. 464

  • 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.
    The American 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

    Wantoot

  • RevWar75 RevWar75   Not found. Not an action.

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