First, a bit about the actual battle, again shamelessly copied and pasted:
The 8th dawned fair and intensely hot, but the Americans, on short rations and with little rest, advanced in early morning light toward the springs. At their approach the surprised British left their uneaten breakfast and quickly threw lines of battle across the road in a heavily wooded area. Behind them in cleared fields stood a large brick home with a high-walled garden. The woods and waters of Eutaw Creek were on the north. Heavy firing soon crackled and boomed through the shady woods. At first the center of the American line caved in, but while opposing flanks were fighting separate battles, Greene restored the center with Sumner's North Carolina Continentals. The whole British line then began to give, but Colonel Stewart quickly pulled up his left-flank reserves, forcing the Americans to retreat under thunderous fire. The encouraged British shouted, yelled, and rushed forward in disorder; whereupon Greene (according to J. P. Petit) "brought in his strongest force: the Maryland and Virginia Continentals, Kirkwood's Delaware's, and Wm. Washington's South Carolina cavalry . . . with devastating effect." The British fled in every direction and the Americans took over their camp. Only Major Majoribanks, on the British right flank and pushed far back into the woods near Eutaw Creek, was able to hold his unit together. Major Sheridan took hasty refuge in the brick home, Colonel Stewart gathered some of his men beyond, and from this vantage they "picked off" many American officers and men.
Greene sent Wm. Washington's cavalry to deal with Majoribanks, but penetrating the woods with horses was too difficult, so Washington tried to encircle and rout, thus exposing himself to dangerous fire. His horse was shot from under him, he himself was wounded. and his company practically ravaged. When a hand to hand fight developed, a British soldier poised his sword over the wounded Washington, but Majoribanks saw and gallantly turned it aside.
|The American battle lines, with General Greene signalling the advance.|
|The militia out front, with a 3 pounder on the road. Artillery had little impact on the game.|
|Lee's Legion (at least a stand-in), looking resplendent and ready to go.|
|Here come the British.|
|A key early skirmish in the battle, British light infantry and Carolina militia. The militia got the better end of this one.|
|Continentals backing up the militia as planned.|
|Good shot of my militia.|
|Lee's Legion, ready to force back the British. Not.|
|Here comes Washington, finally.|
|Things were looking good at this point...|
|There goes Lee's Legion, and pretty much my whole right flank with it.|
|"Um, you're going the wrong way!"|