By Daniel W. Barefoot
The textual content tells the tale of the Revolution in South Carolina because it examines particular battle websites. contains 21 excursions of websites resembling Cowpens, Ninety-Six, Camden, Eutaw Springs, and Kings Mountain. it's also appropriate ancient websites in lots of of South Carolina's cities, together with Charleston, Columbia, Winnsboro, and Georgetown.
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Regardless of their efforts, Huck’s males succeeded in destroying the works. moreover, they burned Hill’s domestic and the adjoining outbuildings. flip round and force north on S. C. forty nine for three. four miles to the junction with S. C. forty five and S. R. 46-1099. flip correct on S. R. 46-1099 and cross east for 1. nine miles to the place the line ends at Lake Wylie. situated within reach in innovative struggle occasions was once Bigger’s Ferry. Sumter’s troops fought a minor skirmish the following opposed to Lord Rawdon’s command in 1780. On December 22 of that 12 months, normal Daniel Morgan crossed the following with a strength of 600 males. Retrace your path to S. C. 274. flip correct and continue 2. 1 miles north to the junction with S. C. 49/S. C. 274/S. C. 557. flip correct on S. C. forty nine and force 2. nine miles to the Buster Boyd Bridge over the Catawba River. the house of Colonel Thomas Neal stood at the northern part of the road nearly 100 yards from the bridge. A staunch Patriot, Colonel Neal was once lively within the crusade opposed to the Indians after he accomplished carrier within the Provincial Congress of 1776. He was once killed in motion in 1779. His son, Colonel Andrew Neal, in his father’s footsteps as a Patriot. Andrew was once killed whereas partaking in Sumter’s assault at Rocky Mount on August 1, 1780. The Neal family’s tragedy additional intensified while Thomas Neal’s spouse, Jean, used to be scalped and murdered through marauding Indians at a later date. go back to the junction with S. C. 557. continue west on S. C. 557 for two miles to S. R. 46-152, flip left, and move south for 1. three miles to the junction with a mud highway at the left. during this common neighborhood stood New Acquisition university. Andrew Jackson attended college the following sooner than taking on palms opposed to the British. go back to S. C. 557, flip left, and force west for two. 1 miles to S. R. 46-1582. at the southern part of the road is Bethel Presbyterian Church. equipped in 1764, this can be the oldest church in York County. the present body development, designed within the type of a colonial assembly condo, used to be built in 1873 and is the fourth sanctuary on the website. Many progressive battle infantrymen are buried within the expansive church cemetery. Of exact curiosity is the grave of William Hill (1741-1816). not just did Hill serve the yank reason by way of delivering iron items from his manufacturing facility, yet he additionally fought in a couple of battles. He discovered own revenge on the conflict of Williamson’s Plantation on July 12, 1780. There, he took an energetic function within the Loyalist defeat that fee Captain Huck his existence. Hill used to be accordingly wounded within the conflict of placing Rock on August 6, 1780. besides the fact that, his restoration used to be fast; he participated within the pivotal Patriot victory on October 7 at Kings Mountain. Following the conflict, corridor rebuilt his ironworks. In time, his estate grew to incorporate furnaces, 4 gristmills, and sawmills on a fifteen-thousand-acre tract. greater than 80 employees have been hired within the company. a lot of town of York is found on land previously owned by way of the Hill kin. force west on S. C. 557 for two. five miles to S. C. fifty five, flip correct, and cross 2.