The American Revolution in South Carolina

Charleston Harbor

July 14, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. John McCleur
British Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

0
Killed:

0
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

0
Captured:

0
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Charles Town District
Present County:

Charleston County

Capt. John McCleur sailed his Virginia privateer Hunter into Charlestown Harbor and took the sloop Brier within full view of the British armed vessels anchored in the harbor. The Hunter was armed with ten carriage guns and fifty men, but did nto fire a shot. The Brier was filled with West India produce. Capt. McCleur escaped and escorted his prize into an unnamed North Carolina port.



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