Eutaw Springs location

Discussion in 'Revolutionary War' started by Mason Dixon, May 24, 2007.

  1. Mason Dixon

    Mason Dixon New Member

    While researching Delaware history recently I ran across a virtual battlefield website that is very well done. Check out for great photographs of some fairly obscure skirmishfields. I do have a question however, about the location of Eutaw Springs, SC. Can anyone tell me why it isn't found on the SC map? I've located Eutawville which is very close to the shore of Lake Marion which is not a natural lake but rather a large reservoir. Would you know if the original battlefield was flooded when they dammed the river? I can't seem to find any definitive info on the exact location and it is conspicuous in it's absence from the above mentioned website. I suspect Eutaw Springs is now underwater & is very likely an interesting scuba dive. I suppose that's one way to preserve history.
  2. Rifleman

    Rifleman New Member

    Eutaw Springs is on my map - "South Carolina Atlas and Gazetteer". It appears to be about 2 miles or so east of Eutawville. It is likely a small unincorporated community, hence it is not carried on some maps.

    From the South Carolina tourism site at:

    "Eutaw Springs is the site of the last major battle of the Revolution in South Carolina which took place on September 8, 1781, when the armies of General Nathanael Greene and Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Stewart met near these limestone springs. Technically a British victory, the American forces decimated the British ranks forcing them to retreat once again to Charleston. One month later Lord Charles Cornwallis, commander of the British forces in America, surrender at Yorktown, Virginia. The springs are under the waters of Lake Marion today, but most of the battleground is still above water. Part of the site is maintained as a park. Major John Marjoribanks, British hero of the battle, is buried on the park grounds."

  3. markpeters

    markpeters New Member

    In my opinion, Marjoribanks was one of the few outstanding officers on our side. Most of them seemed to die early. :'(

    For those interested in these things, his Regiment (19th Foot) had existed in some form since 1688. It became the Green Howards and has since been amalgamated into the Yorkshire Regiment (2nd Battalion).

    Best wishes,

  4. Rifleman

    Rifleman New Member

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