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Learning of the disaster at Camden, Patriot Gen. Thomas Sumter pulled his troops northward and camped at Fishing Creek near Great Falls. Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton's mounted troops riding double caught up with Sumter's men on August 18, 1780 and overran the camp. Sumter barely escaped. Any organized force in SC was lost.
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Follow US 21as it bends sharply to the north just south of the Fishing Creek Reservoir's Catawba River dam just outside of the northern side of Great Falls.There is a granite monument commemorating the battle, the actual battlesite is probably under the r
Revolutionary War