American Revolutionary War

Battle of Eutaw Springs
1781 Sep 8

Battle of Eutaw Springs

Eutawville, South Carolina

The Battle of Eutaw Springs, fought on September 8, 1781, was one of the last major engagements of the American Revolutionary War in the southern colonies. American forces led by General Nathanael Greene engaged British troops commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Stewart near Eutawville, South Carolina. The battle began favorably for the Americans, who pushed the British back and captured their camp. However, looting and a strong British counterattack turned the tide. Both sides suffered heavy casualties, and while technically a British tactical victory as they held the field, the engagement resulted in strategic gains for the Americans. The battle severely depleted British troops and contributed to the eventual evacuation of Charleston by British forces, marking it as a turning point in the southern theater.

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Last Updated: : Tue Oct 03 2023