Port's Ferry, Pee Dee River, South Carolina

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Port's Ferry, Pee dee River, South Carolina

PORT'S FERRY, PEE DEE RIVER, SOUTH CAROLINA. Benjamin Port's ferry was an important river crossing and Francis Marion campsite near Snow's Island. Marion built a redoubt on the east bank in September 1780. Colonel Henry Lee also camped there in January 1781. The crossing is about three miles below the modern U.S. Highway 378 bridge.

SEE ALSO Marion, Francis.


Rankin, Hugh F. Francis Marion: The Swamp Fox. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1973.

                                revised by Steven D. Smith