The American Revolution in South Carolina

Bush River

May 1, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Col. John Thomas, Jr.
Loyalist Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

0
Killed:

3
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

12
Old District: 

Ninety-Six District
Present County:

Newberry County

On May 1st, Col. John Thomas, Jr. ambuscaded a group of Loyalists. The Patriots killed three of them, while taking twelve prisoners and capturing four wagons.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants

1st Spartan Regiment of Militia detachment led by Col. John Thomas, Jr., with four (4) known companies, led by:
- Capt. John Collins
- Capt. William Harris
- Capt. Charles James
- Capt. Thomas Prince

Fairfield Regiment of Militia detachment of one (1) known company, led by:
- Capt. Robert Frost 

Unknown number of Loyalists led by Unknown

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