The American Revolution in South Carolina

Beech Island

May 15, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Col. Elijah Clarke (GA)
British Cdr:

Lt. Col. Thomas Brown
Killed:

6
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

Unknown
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Orangeburgh District
Present County:

Aiken County

Col. Elijah Clarke and his Georgia Patriots defeated a detachment of the Kings Rangers under the command of Lt. Col Thomas Brown.


McCrady records a skirmish between men under Georgia Patriot Col. Elijah Clarke and men under Lt. Col. Thomas Brown, in which Clarke is known to have lost six killed and an unknown number wounded, while Lt. Col. Brown's losses are not known. Possibly Lt. Col. Brown made a foray against his besiegers, or else went to the aid of a relief or supply column (or river flotilla) on its way to Augusta.


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