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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blackstock's, battle at. (search)
Blackstock's, battle at. In 1780 General Sumter collected a small force near Charlotte.. N. C., and with these returned to South Carolina. (See fishing Creek.) For many weeks he annoyed the British and Tories very much. Cornwallis. who called him the Carolina Gamecock, tried hard to catch him. Tarleton, Wemyss. and others were sent out for the purpose. On the night of Nov. 12 Major Wemyss, at the head of a British detachment, fell upon him near the Broad River, but was repulsed. Eight days afterwards he was encamped at Blackstock's plantation, on the Tyger River, in Union District, where he was joined by some Georgians under Colonels Clarke and Twiggs. There he was attacked by Tarleton, when a severe battle ensued (Nov. 20). The British were repulsed with a loss in killed and wounded of about 300, while the Americans lost only three killed and five wounded. General Sumter was among the latter, and was detained from the field several mouths.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Carolina, (search)
burg township formed by Irish settlers......1734 Boundary-line between North and South Carolina partly established......1738 Negro insurrection at Stono suppressed, and its leader, Cato, and principals hanged Fire consumes nearly one half of Charleston......Nov. 18, 1740 Ship-building begun; five ship-yards established; four in the vicinity of Charleston, and one at Beaufort......1740 Colonel Clark, with emigrants from Virginia and Pennsylvania, settles on the Pacolet and Tyger rivers......1750-55 Cotton in small quantities exported......1754 Mrs. Pinckney, who ten years previously cultivated the first indigo, manufactures near Charleston silk for, three dress patterns; one she presents to the princess-dowager of Wales, one to Lord Chesterfield, and one to her daughter......1755 Governor Glen erects Fort Prince George on the Savannah about 300 miles from Charleston......1755 Patrick Calhoun and four families settle in Abbeville district......1756 Treaty
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)
pply, and other troops around Augusta and on the railroads, I had 16,000 papers to bring through on the wagon train of the dates November 15, 1864, January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, and March 2, 1865. Through much difficulty I 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, South Carolina, by the wagon train, a distance of one hundred and fifty miles. Two weeks were consumed in the trip. At Chesterville we took the train for Raleigh, North Carolina. The Heralds now on hand have been brought two hundred miles by Government wagons
is mine, and all that is in it. True it is, the Deer and the Buffaloes and the Turkeys are almost gone. I refer all to him above. The White People eat what they have here; but our food is further off. The land is very good, but I will not love it. The land on this side the line I will not love, I give it to the White People. When they buy land, they give what soon wears out; but land lasts always. Yet the land is given when the line is run. Jud's Friend's Talk in reply to Tryon, at Tyger River Camp, 2 June, 1767. As he spoke, he laid down a string of beads on the course of the border. From the Elm Tree on Reedy River, the frontier was marked as far as to an Oak on the top of the Mountains which rise over the sources of the Pacolet and the Broad; and thence it was agreed that it should run directly to Chiswell's Lead Mines on the New River branch of the Kanawha. Deed with the Cherokees, 13 June, 1767. The Cherokee Chiefs, who knew well the cruelty and craft of the most perni
hen suddenly 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
s 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 hundred men. On th
the best it could. This will probably delay operations, and render the Lincolnites still more anxious to obtain a harbor of refuge on our coast at any cost. A company captured by one man. A correspondent of the Savannah Republican, writing from "Camp of the Fourteenth Regiment Georgia Volunteers, Greenbrier Bridge Virginia, October 22," relates the following: Just here permit me to relate an incident, which I think is worthy of note. After marching about three miles from Tiger river, Col. Savase, of the 16th Tennessee regiment, desiring to make some reconnaissances, sallied off from his regiment at least a quarter of a mile, and while alone he suddenly and unexpectedly came up to where a company of Yankee pickets was stationed. Both he and they were considerably surprised, but the gallant Colonel, changing not a color in his countenance, in a bold and defiant manner, standing erect in his stirrups, looking suddenly in his rear, and then quickly facing the picks, exc