Battle at Rocky Mount


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Rocky Mount, SKIRMISH AT. When Gates was marching on Camden, South Carolina, in July, 1780, Colonel Thomas Sumter first appeared in power on the borders of the Catawba River. He had gathered a considerable force, and on July 30 he left Major Davie's camp, crossed to the right bank of the Catawba, and proceeded cautiously but swiftly to attack a British post at Rocky Mount. The British commander, warned of his approach by a Tory, was prepared. A sharp skirmish ensued, and Sumter was repulsed. The site of this battle is near the right bank of the Catawba River. The view in the picture is in a northeasterly direction, looking towards Lancaster district.



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