The American Revolution in South Carolina

  Black Swamp

  April 22, 1779


Patriot Cdr:

Unknown
Loyalist Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

0
Killed:

0
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

0
Captured:

6
Captured:

0
Old District: 

Beaufort District
Present County:

Jasper County

aka Yamassee Bluff.


A party of thirty Loyalists disguised as Indians attacked and captured a six-man guard post belonging to the SC 6th Regiment without firing a single shoot. The Loyalists then burned the guard buildings and fled the area.

Afterwards, this post at Black Swamp was reinforced with one hunded men of the SC 5th Regiment under Col. John Stewart. When Brigadier General Augustine Prevost landed 300 men nearby on April 28th, Col. Stewart abandoned the post.



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