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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 10 6 0 Browse Search
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army 4 0 Browse Search
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James D. Porter, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, Tennessee (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Musgrove's Mill, affair at (search)
Musgrove's Mill, affair at The patriots of South Carolina were not conquered, only made to pause, by the cruelty of Cornwallis. Among those who took protection as a necessary expedient was Col. James Williams, who commanded the post at Ninety-six. He lost no time in gathering the patriots in that region, and on Aug. 18, 1780, fell upon a body of 500 British troops—regulars and loyalist militia—who had established a post at Musgrove's Mill, on the Ennoree River. He routed them, killed sixty, and wounded a greater number, with a loss to himself of eleven
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix no. 2: the work of grace in other armies of the Confederacy. (search)
succeeded in getting the papers on the ordnance train, the teamsters kindly taking a package of one thousand papers on each wagon after being heavily loaded with ammunition. Owing to the high water, and the bridges having been washed away on the Enoree, Tyger and Little Rivers, our route was rather circuitous,, and the bad condition of the roads rendered our progress slow. We came through the Districts of Edgefield, Newberry, Laurens, Spartanburg, Union, York and Chester, to Chesterville, Soutwho had recovered of his wounds sufficiently to preach to the soldiers. We had frequent camp services there until our march through South Carolina, via Edgefield and Laurens' Court-House and Spartanburg and Union Districts and across the Saluda, Enoree and Broad Rivers to Chesterville. This march across the State we made March 18 to 31. I was in company with Chaplains M. B. Dewitt, Eighth Tennessee, R. G. Porter, Tenth Mississippi, and Gregory and Tatum. Dr. Dewitt was one of our most effici
uth, the troops entered upon the final campaign with loyalty and unmatched constancy. Cheatham, with the mass of the Tennesseeans, except the West Tennesseeans on furlough, arrived at Augusta, Ga., on the 9th of February, and halted to meet a threatened advance of the enemy at that place. On the 14th, orders were received to move to Columbia, S. C., and after a march of forty miles in two days the command was halted at Newberry. On the 21st, a march of twenty-one miles was made to the Ennoree river, where orders were received from General Beauregard to return to Newberry. In a day or two the command was ordered to Chester, S. C., and halted there for several days. After another detention at Charlotte, N. C., and another provoking delay at Salisbury, occasioned by a change of gauge of the railroad tracks and the want of cars, orders were received to unite with General Johnston. At noon of the 21st the troops joined him and went into position on the field of Bentonville. Lieut.
ly Sumpter and his men, though inferior in number, dashed into the lane at both ends, killed the commander, and destroyed nearly all his party. This was the first advantage gained over the royal forces since the beginning of the year. The order by which all the men of Carolina were enrolled in the militia drove into the British service prisoners on parole, and all who had wished to remain neutral. One Lisle, who thus suffered compulsion in the districts bordering on the rivers Tyger and Enoree, waited till his battalion was supplied with arms and ammunition, and then conducted it to its old commander, who was with Sumpter in the Ca- Chap. XV.} 1780. July 30. tawba settlement. Thus strengthened, Sumpter, on the thirtieth of July, made a spirited though unsuccessful attack on Rocky Mount. Having repaired his losses, on the sixth of August he surprised the British post at Aug. 6 Hanging Rock. A regiment of refugees from North Carolina fled with precipitation; their panic spre
right, humane, averse to bloodshed, never wreaking vengeance nor suffering those around him to do so, scrupulously respecting private property, he had the love and confidence of all people in that part of the country. Tarleton's legion had laid it waste to inspire terror; and, in unrestrained freedom of motion, partisans gathered round Marion to redeem their land. A body of three hundred royalist militia and two hundred regular troops had established a post at Musgrove's Mills on the Enoree river. On the eighteenth Aug. 18. of August they were attacked by inferior numbers under Williams of Ninety-Six, and routed with sixty killed and more than that number wounded. Williams lost but eleven. Fanning's Narrative, 12. At dawn of the twentieth, a party, convoying a 20. hundred and fifty prisoners of the Maryland line, were crossing the great Savannah near Nelson's ferry on the Santee, on the route from Camden to Charleston, when Marion and his men sprang upon the guard, libe
o advance so as to be ready to capture the fugitives. I feel bold in offering my opinion, he wrote, as it flows from well-founded inquiry concerning the enemy's designs. Tarleton's Campaigns, 246. To this Cornwallis replied: You have understood my intentions perfectly. Ibid., 246. The danger to Morgan was imminent; for the light troops were pursuing him on the one side, and the main army preparing to intercept his retreat on the other. On the fourteenth, Tarleton passed the 14. Enoree and Tyger rivers above the Cherokee ford. Chap. XXII.} 1781. Jan. 15. On the afternoon of the fifteenth, Morgan encamped at Burr's Mills on Thickety creek; and from this place on the same day he wrote to Greene his wish to avoid an action. But this, he added, will not be always in my power. Johnson's Greene, 370. His scouts, whom he kept within half a mile of the camp of his enemy, informed him that Tarleton had crossed the Tyger at Musgrove's Mills with a force of eleven or twelve hund