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On the Bywater Road, between the East Road and Bywater in the Shire's Westfarthing
Fought between Hobbits and Men
Bywater was the closest village to the battle
'Bywater' means simply 'by the Water'


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Battle of Bywater

The last battle of the War of the Ring

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The confrontation that took place between the Shire-hobbits and Sharkey's invading ruffians. Under the leadership of Peregrin Took, Meriadoc Brandybuck and Tolman Cotton, the hobbits succeeded in trapping Sharkey's Men between the high banks of the Bywater Road, and managed to defeat them.

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