Eutaw Springs, a small affluent of the San-tee river, in South Carolina, about 50 m. N. W. of Charleston, near which was fought, Sept. 8, 1781, a battle between the Americans under Gen. Greene and the British under Col. Stuart. The American force was about 2,000, that of the British about 2,300. Four miles from Eutaw a reconnoitering detachment of British cavalry was put to flight after a severe skirmish. One mile from the British camp a body of infantry was encountered, which soon fell back. The action became general soon after 9 o'clock, and after a sharp contest the British were driven from their camp. The American soldiers had scattered among the tents of the enemy, plundering and drinking, when Stuart suddenly renewed the battle. Greene withdrew his troops out of range, deciding, as the enemy could maintain themselves but a short time, to wait and attack them on their retreat. During the night the British retreated toward Charleston; and the next day Greene advanced and took possession of the battle field, and sent detachments in pursuit of them. The British lost 133 killed and wounded, and 500 prisoners.
The American loss was 535 in killed, wounded, and missing.