The American Revolution in South Carolina

10-Mile House

July 11, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Col. Wade Hampton
British Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

0
Killed:

0
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Charles Town District
Present County:

Charleston County

Skirmish, Col. Wade Hampton vs. British 11 July, 1781.


Col. Wade Hampton was ordered by Brigadier General Thomas Sumter to ride towards Biggin Creek Bridge and harass any British posts in the area. He attacked 15 Mile House, so named because it was 15 miles from Charleston. William Brotherton wrote in his pension "They had a skirmish at the 15 Mile House and took prisoners but no person was killed."

Col. Hampton continued on to the Goose Creek Bridge raided the next post, the 10 Mile House. Brotherton wrote that for a second time "no person was killed."

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants

SC 1st Regiment of State Dragoons (State Troops) led by Col. Wade Hampton, with five (5) known companies, led by:
- Capt. William Alexander
- Capt. Peter Burns
- Capt. James Giles
- Capt. John Reed
- Capt. John Wright

New Acquisition District Regiment of Militia detachment of three (3) known companies, led by:
- Capt. William Carr
- Capt. Robert Hanna
- Capt. William Hanna

Unknown number of British led by "Unknown" Commanding Officer

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