The American Revolution in North Carolina

Anson County

September 9, 1780


Patriot Cdr:

Col. Abel Kolb (SC)
Loyalist Cdr:

Capt. John Douglass
Killed:

0
Killed:

3
Wounded:

Unk
Wounded:

5
Captured:

0
Captured:

0
Original County: 

Anson County
Present County:

Anson County

As the British went looking for Col. Francis Marion in the lowcountry of South Carolina, many Patriots moved up into North Carolina to wait for a better time to strike. While there they conducted actions against the North Carolina Loyalists with very little threat of retaliation by British forces.

On September 9th, Col. Abel Kolb of the Cheraws District Regiment (SC Militia) led 80-100 men against Loyalists at two locations within Anson County, North Carolina - which was just across the border from his home in South Carolina.

The Loyalists lost three men killed and five men wounded.


In his pension application statement of April 1833, Charles Hinson asserted that he was serving under Capt. James Farr of Anson County in Brigadier General (Pro Tempore) William Lee Davidson's brigade....

".... and was in two skirmishes with the Tories under Colonel Kolb of South Carolina, the first at Baggetts (now Sneedsboro), the other the same morning at Captain Duke Glenn's plantation near Pee Dee River, in both of which we defeated them (the Tories)."

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants

Cheraws District Regiment (SC) detachment led by Col. Abel Kolb, with 80-100 men

Anson County Regiment of Militia detachment of one (1) known company, led by:
- Capt. James Farr, with unknown number of men

Capt. John Douglass (killed)
Capt. Abraham Bellew (killed)

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