The American Revolution in South Carolina

Cloud's Creek

November 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. Solomon Pope, Capt. James Butler, Sr.
Loyalist Cdr:

Capt. Neely Carghill
Killed:

Unknown
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

0
Old District: 

Ninety-Six District
Present County:

Saluda County

After the Siege of Ninety-Six failed in 1781, Loyalist Capt. Neely Carghill and his men went home.

A few passed the home of Capt. Solomon Pope where they found three of Capt. Pope's men - Aaron Wever, Joe Allen, and Fred Sissan - who they captured. With no place to confine them, the Loyalists took them to a swamp nearby on Mine Creek and killed them.

In retaliation, Patriots Capt. Solomon Pope and Capt. James Butler, Sr. set out to find Loyalist Capt. Neely Carghill with a few men - the Loyalists were all exterminated.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants
Lower Ninety-Six District Regiment detachment of two (2) known companies, led by:
- Capt. James Butler, Sr.
- Capt. Solomon Pope 

Capt. Neely Carghill, with unknown number of Loyalists

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