Battle of Hanging Rock site, Sherman house to be protected in Lancaster Co. - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Battle of Hanging Rock site, Sherman house to be protected in Lancaster Co.

(Columbia-AP) March 4, 2005 - An agreement has been signed to protect part of the site of the Revolutionary War's Battle of Hanging Rock in Lancaster County.

The conservation easement also protects a house at the site near Heath Springs where General William Sherman spent time during the Civil War.

Kip Carter signed an agreement late last month with the Katawba Valley Land Trust to protect 25 acres from development. The agreement also protects the house built in the 1830s from destruction. Carter bought the property in 1999.

The battle was fought on August 6th, 1780. Troopers led by Thomas Sumter were routing British and Tory forces camped near the huge boulder on the bank of a creek.

But, the Americans starting drinking some captured liquor, and the British rallied to drive off the Americans.

posted 8:21am by Chris Rees

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