The American Revolution in South Carolina

Bullock's Fork

June 1780


Patriot Cdr:

Col. Thomas Brandon
Loyalist Cdr:

Lt. Alexander Chesney
Killed:

1
Killed:

0
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

0
Old District: 

Camden District
Present County:

York County

To counter the rising Patriot fever, the British took to the backcountry and started raising their own Loyalist militias. In the Ninety-Six District a new regiment was raised and given to Major Daniel Plummer. Alexander Chesney had been a Patriot in the SC 6th Regiment, but after the fall of Charleston he took the oath of allegiance to "king and crown," and became a lieutenant and later a captain in this regiment. Lt. Chesney commanded a small force of men who skirmished with some Patriots at Bullock's Creek.

The Patriots, led by Col. Thomas Brandon, were attempting to cross the ford at Bullock's Fork and Capt. Reed fell behind the others. He was killed by the Loyalists. His mother, having found out who the murderers were, followed Col. Brandon to North Carolina and implored him to avenge the death of her son.

Known Patriot Participants 

Known Loyalist Participants

Col. Thomas Brandon - Commanding Officer

2nd Spartan Regiment of Militia detachment led by Col. Thomas Brandon, with an unknown number of men

Lt. Andrew Chesney - Commanding Officer

Fair Forest Regiment of Loyalist Militia detachment, led by Lt. Andrew Chesney, with an unknown numbrer of men



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