The American Revolution in North Carolina

Swift Creek & Fishing Creek

May 7, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. Harry Hill
British Cdr:

Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton
Killed:

Unk
Killed:

0
Wounded:

Unk
Wounded:

Unk
Captured:

0
Captured:

0
Original County: 

Nash County
Present County:

Nash County

Continuing on to Virginia after resting in Wilmington, the British army under Lt. General Charles, Lord Cornwallis was once again attacked at Swift Creek by Capt. Harry Hill, who was once again handily dispersed by Lt. Col. Banastre Tarelton. Six miles north, they tried again at Fishing Creek, and again they were scattered by Tarleton.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants
Franklin County Regiment of Militia detachment of one (1) known company, led by:
- Capt. Harry Hill
Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton, with unknown number of men
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