In a desperate attempt to allow for confederate infantry to fill the crumbling defenses on a small rise to their rear known to the locals as Honey Hill, Capt. Peeples men of Co. K, 3rd. South Carolina Cavalry formed a thin line before the head of Sherman's massive 'March to the Sea'. Fighting off the approach of five thousand Federal troops on the morning of November 30th. 1864, Peeples one hundred troopers slowly retreated fighting as dismounted skirmishers. Though a victory, hard fought and brilliantly executed, Honey Hill only served to delay the inevitable four long, agonizing months.