Stories of Indian Attacks during the Revolutionary War, Part VII

The Hannon Massacre

The dividing line between the settlers and the Cherokee Nation was Greenville and Spartanburg Counties, South Carolina. Baylis Earle was traveling this pathway when his horse ran away from him. He followed for some distance expecting to overtake the mare when he fired a shot to “crease” (to graze the crest or foretop) him, but the ball ranging was too low, and killed the horse. Since wild or branded horses were plentiful, he did not grieve and since he had saved a new saddle, its worth was almost the…

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Jeannette Holland Austin

Jeannette Holland Austin

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