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The warning at the Green Spring.

  • ARTIST: Stephen Gimber

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Godey's Lady's Book

  • MEDIUM: Engravng,

    DATE: c.1850

  • EDITION SIZE: Sheet size 9 1/2 x 6" ( 241 x 152 mm)

  • DESCRIPTION: A 19th-century perspective of The warning at the Green Spring, captured as a steel engraving and colorized to highlight the details. Engraving, c. 1850. Published by Godey's Lady's Book. Mrs. Dillard, a courageous and resourceful woman from Spartanburg District, played a crucial role in the American Revolutionary War by providing invaluable intelligence to the patriot forces. Residing near the Green Spring, she discovered that a party of Tories led by Ferguson and Dunlap planned to ambush Colonel Clarke and his men, who were encamped nearby. Despite the late hour and the darkness, Mrs. Dillard rode swiftly on horseback to warn Clarke of the imminent danger. Her timely warning allowed the American forces to prepare for the surprise attack, ultimately leading to their victory over the Tories. Mrs. Dillard’s bravery and quick thinking exemplify the significant contributions women made to the Patriot cause, often at great personal risk. Her actions not only saved Clarke's men but also underscored the critical role of women in the fight for American independence.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: The piece is in a mat for handling.

  • CONDITION: Good condition with modern hand-color.


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