When Charlestown fell into the hands of the British, under
the command of General Sir Henry Clinton and Vice-Admiral Mariot
Arbuthnot, Captain John Mumford of the Colleton County Regiment
of Militia, in attempting to make his way to the Patriot Army,
was attacked at Morriss Ford, Salkehatchie, by old Ben
John and his gang of Loyalists.
In this encounter the poor fellow lost his life, and a truer
Patriot and braver soldier never fell. He now sleeps at the foot
of a large pine, on the left hand side of the main road to Barnwell
Court House, a few rods south of the bridge, just at turn of
the road from which you can see the bridge.