“Reserve your fire until you see the whites of their eyes” (Capt. Shadrack Inman): THE BATTLE OF MUSGROVE’S MILL

In researching the life of Michael Hyder , Sr. and others, I came upon the fact that most of the Overmountain Men, the Washington County Militia and the North Carolina of the Watauga fought as a combined unit thought many campaigns with many of the same men. We always recognize their accomplishments at King’s Mountain but very little is said of the drubbing the mountaineers gave the British forces at Musgrove’s Mill, SC. I included several wonderful links so you can read about the battle that occurred this month, August 17th or 18th, 1780. Follow the links as they are chock full of interesting things and I promise you  that you will be reading, spellbound, all night. I don’t know whether you have noticed this or not but one thing that caught my attention was the actual length of battle in some of these Southern campaigns- about an hour. Reminds me of the 18th Century version of the Gulf  War.

This link is a keeper!!!!       http://www.myrevolutionarywar.com/battles/800818b.htm

Terrific Rev Wa resource about the people and battles on the Revolutionary South     http://revolutionarysouth.blogspot.com/2007/11/battle-of-musgroves-mill.html

The site itself     http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=13387

Description of the battle and the NAMES AND CONDITION OF THE ACTUAL COMBATANTS  http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/revolution_battle_of_musgroves_mill.html

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