The American Revolution in South Carolina

  Charlestown Harbor

  July 2, 1777


Patriot Cdr:

Unknown
British Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

0
Killed:

0
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

0
Captured:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Old District: 

Charles Town District
Present County:

Charleston County

Two British naval vessels disguised as Patriot merchant ships entered into the harbor - one had been recently captured by the British - the Defense, the other was a brigantine. Crewmen from the two ships then boarded and seized the Patriot merchant ship Franklin, which was loaded with rice and indigo and was bound for France. The British then set sail and left the port with all three ships - without firing a shot.



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