BEAUFORT, S.C. – Historians say they've found the site of the Revolutionary War Battle of Grays Hill on the South Carolina coast.
There's a roadside marker on U.S. 21 north of Beaufort generally describing the battle, but The Beaufort Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2bBAdrX ) the exact site of the 1779 encounter was only recently discovered.
During the battle, continental regulars, South Carolina militia and volunteers turned back a British attempt to capture nearby Port Royal.
Historians Daniel Battle and John Allison found the site using metal detectors. The location won't be revealed until the property can be purchased. The battlefield spans 12 acres and is owned by three property owners.
The historians will present their findings and artifacts during a talk in Beaufort in October.
Information from: The Beaufort Gazette, http://www.beaufortgazette.com