Pine Wood House and White Hall, South Carolina [i]
"The Bloody Scout"
On December 2nd "Bloody Bill" Cunningham and Hezekiah Williams separated
their forces twenty miles above Orangeburgh. Cunningham then split his
men into two groups. One of the groups moved into the mountains and took
refuge with the Cherokee Indians. The other group bypassed the various
Patriot posts and returned safely to Charlestown. As they moved by the
Long Cane area Williams detached Captain John Crawford to harass the
On the march northward Crawford murdered George Foreman and his two sons
near the Pine Wood House. He continued his march to within four miles of
Martintown and then proceeded to White Hall.
White Hall was the plantation of Andrew Williamson that Andrew Pickens
had turned into a military post. Crawford attacked the garrison and
destroyed the defenses that had been constructed.
[i] The Pine Wood House was a tavern near the present day crossroads of
US 25 and SC 121, in Trenton. White Hall was located where US 221
crosses state secondary road 156, eight miles southwest of Greenwood.