The American Revolution in North Carolina

Mill's Station

November 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. Major Parson (SC)
Loyalist Cdr:

Capt. William Bates
Killed:

Unk
Killed:

Unk
Wounded:

Unk
Wounded:

Unk
Captured:

0
Captured:

Unk
Original County: 

Unknown
Present County:

Unknown

Location currently unknown.


When "Bloody Bill" Bates decided to attack the settlements in South Carolina he sent a part of his force to attack a small fort called Mill's Station. On their way, the Loyalists and Indians attacked several families and their homes. The small fort was not expecting an attack and it was easily captured. Even though there had been no resistance, the fort's inhabitants were massacred by the offenders.

After Bates left Gowen's Fort, the servant of Maj. Gowen spread the alarm. Capt. Major Parson of Roebuck's Battalion of Spartan Regiment (SC) gathered his men and they pursued the Loyalists. Bates and his force of Loyalists and Indians were overtaken at the headwaters of the Tyger River and defeated. He and many others escaped back into the mountains, but the prisoners taken from Gowen's Fort (SC) were rescued.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants

Capt. Major Parson - Roebuck's Battalion of Spartan Regiment (SC), with unknown number of men

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Capt. William "Bloody Bill" Bates

Unknown number of Loyalists

Unknown number of Chickamauga Indians



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