Battle of Eutaw Springs

Battle of Eutaw Springs

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  • On May 22, General Nathaniel Greene―part of the Continental Army― tried to storm the British post at Fort Ninety-Six but was stopped.
  • Nathaniel  attacked the British once again at Eutaw Spings. His attack was successful at first, but in pursuithis troops failed to defend themselves from a stone house they held.
  • Stewart retreated from Eutaw Springs on a journey to go to Charleston, leaving many of his dead unburied and seventy of his horribly injured. The gallant Majoribanks, hurt and on his way to Moncks Corner, died in a Negro cabin on Wantoot Plantation. He was buried beside the road.
  • Many of the men who were killed were buried where they died. This is last major battle in South Carolina and it broke the lock British had in the South and it denied needed aid to the British forces in the North.
  • By midsummer, 1781, the troops under Gen. Nathanael Greene had gained control of South Carolina. The British retreated, sick with summer heat. Stewart at Orangeburg and began their path to Charleston.
  • Death rates were extremely high, the strewn area of dead and dying was heart-breaking sight to behold. Greene gathered his wounded and returned to Burdell's Plantation. Stewart stayed the night at Eutaw Springs.
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