Siege at Ft Watson
(Summerton, South Carolina)
Main Street on Baucom's building
17 feet high by 74 feet wide, completed 2009.
Sponsor: Swamp Fox Mural Trail Society
Marion's men laid siege to Fort Watson for many days starting April 16, 1781. While waiting for a cannon to arrive, Major Maham suggested building a tower to have sharpshooters pick off the Redcoats inside the fort. The Patriots gathered saplings for several days and constructed the tower overnight. The use of the tower led to the capture of Fort Watson on April 23, 1781, and was the final scimmage of the Battle of Fort Watson.
These murals are donated by the Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society, 2009, to bring alive Revoutionary War history.