Corporal White lost his life in the Battle of Sugartown, a little known battle in a remote mountain valley in what would, some 28 years later, become Macon County. The Battle of Sugartown took place
on Sept. 10, 1782, and is said to have been the last battle with the Native Americans during the Revolutionary War. Cpl. White was the only military casualty of the battle. In 1896, a committee of local men determined that Cpl. White should have a fitting tombstone. A marble monument was created and erected in the area where Cpl. White’s body was thought to have been buried. The words, “Corporal White, Pickens Brigade, died in the Battle of Sugartown, Sept. 10, 1782” along with the names of the three men on the committee are engraved on one side of the monument.