The American Revolution in South Carolina

Black Lake

June 8, 1782


Patriot Cdr:

Lt. Col. John Baxter
Loyalist Cdr:

Major Micajah Gainey
Killed:

0
Killed:

0
Wounded:

1
Wounded:

0
Captured:

0
Captured:

0
Old District: 

Georgetown District
Present County:

Horry County

Lt. Col. John Baxter (Upper Craven County Regiment of Militia) and his men, assigned to patrol Britton's Neck (between the Great Pee Dee River and the Little Pee Dee River in what is now Marion County), learned that some Loyalists had seized a boatload of rice near the mouth of Black Lake.

When the Patriots arrived on the scene, the Loyalists fled, but afterwards they fired on Lt. Col. Baxter's troops as the latter were proceeding up the lake in canoes to recover the boatload of rice. Robert James, a personal friend of Brigadier General Francis Marion, was wounded in this encounter.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants

Lt. Col. John Baxter - Commanding Officer

Unknown units with unknown number of men.

Major Micajah Gainey - Commanding Officer

Unknown units with unknown number of men.



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