The American Revolution in South Carolina

  Charlestown Harbor

  December 5, 1775


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. Jacob Milligan
British Cdr:

Capt. Tollemache
Killed:

Unk
Killed:

Unk
Wounded:

Unk
Wounded:

Unk
Captured:

Unk
Captured:

Unk
Old District: 

Charles Town District
Present County:

Charleston County

aka Rebellion Roads.


On December 5, 1775, the HMS Scorpion captured two ships, the Hetty and the Thomas & Stafford at the mouth of Charlestown harbor. The Hetty would be made into a British warship and renamed HMS General Clinton, bringing the British "fleet" in Charlestown Harbor to six vessels.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants

Hetty - with Captain Jacob Milligan and crew

Thomas & Stafford - with captain and crew

Two Charleston Pilots

HMS Scorpion - Capt. Tollemache

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