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Eutaw Springs Battleground Park, Orangeburg County (S.C. Hwys. 6 & 45, Eutawville vicinity)
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Overview Monument Grave of Major
John Majoribanks
View of
Santee River
Battleground Area
with Markers

On September 8, 1781 General Nathanael Greene with a force of 2098 attacked a British camp of 2300 at Eutaw Springs commanded by Colonel Alexander Stuart. Greene’s goal was to strike a blow against the British forces in South Carolina and prevent them from sending aid to Cornwallis in Virginia. The tree shaded battleground park at the edge of Lake Marion includes a historic marker that tells the story and marks the site of the battle. On the grounds is the tomb of British Commander Major John Majoribanks, noted for outstanding leadership during the battle. Listed in the National Register June 5, 1970.

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