The American Revolution in South Carolina

Rush's Mill

1782


Patriot Cdr:

None
Loyalist Cdr:

Blitchington
Killed:

1
Killed:

0
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

0
Captured:

0
Captured:

0
Old District: 

Orangeburgh District
Present County:

Barnwell County/
Bamberg County

Murder, George Hartzog vs. Blitchington


Rush's Mill is where George Hartzog was killed for supplying the Patriot forces with food during the Revolutionary War.

According to family tradition, a Loyalist, by the name of Blitchington, killed George Hartzog in 1782 at Rush's Mill, in Barnwell District near the present town of Olar.

In the last year of the conflict within South Carolina, 1782, after hostilities had almost ended, a Loyalist stabbed and killed George Hartzog at Rush’s Mill in the Orangeburgh District. George was 44. George’s brother, Tobias, who supplied the Continental Army with corn, forage, and at least 1,200 pounds of beef, had over 750 acres of land on and near the Edisto.

Also, an interesting note is that the description of the County Line between Barnwell and Bamberg Counties mentions Rush's Mill as one of the landmarks on George's Creek.



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