The American Revolution in North Carolina

Reedy Fork

March 7, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Col. Otho Williams
British Cdr:

Lt. General Charles,
Lord Cornwallis
Killed:

Unk
Killed:

Unk
Wounded:

Unk
Wounded:

Unk
Captured:

0
Captured:

0
Original County: 

Orange County
Present County:

Alamance County

The only mention of this engagement comes from the memoirs of Sergeant Major Seymour.

Lt. General Charles, Lord Cornwallis attempted to attack the Light Corps under Col. Otho Williams again.

Seymour wrote:

"On the seventh the enemy made a movement and were within a mile of us before discovered, upon which we crossed Reedy Fork and drew up in order of battle, leaving some riflemen on the other side, when the enemy advanced and attacked the militia who retreated off with great precipitation, but, the British not advancing over the river, our troops marched and crossed the Haw River."

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants

Col. Otho Williams - Commanding Officer

Caswell County Regiment detachment of one (1) known company, led by:
- Capt. Robert Park

Washington County Regiment detachment of one (1) known company, led by:
- Capt. James Montgomery

Lincoln County Regiment detachment of one (1) known company, led by:
- Capt. Thomas Lofton

Unknown number of men

Lt. General Charles, Lord Cornwallis - Commanding Officer

Unknown number of men

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