The American Revolution in South Carolina

  Charlestown Harbor

  June 1, 1777


Patriot Cdr:

Unknown
British Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

Unknown
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

25
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Charles Town District
Present County:

Charleston County

Two British naval vessels - the Daphne and a recently-captured sloop Polly, while flying French colors entered into Charlestown harbor. After attracting the attention of some locals in six small boats who perhaps had come out to the ships to trade the British took all of them prisoner. Most of those persons taken were slaves, those that belonged to Patriots were sold at market in St. Augustine, while those slaves who belonged to Loyalists living in St. Augustine were returned to them.



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