The American Revolution in South Carolina

Coast off Charlestown

June 8, 1778


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. Samuel Stone
British Cdr:

Capt. David Squires
Killed:

0
Killed:

0
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

0
Captured:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Old District: 

Charles Town District
Present County:

Charleston County

Capt. David Squires outfitted his Loyalist privateer, the Enterprize, in New York and sailed to the South Carolina coast, a target-rich environment. On June 8th, he captured the sloop Little Sue, commanded by Capt. Samuel Stone, which was trying to get to the Charlestown Harbor with a load from St. Croix.

Capt. Squires pardoned Capt. Stone and his crew, then sent them ashore at North Edisto, making sure that they arrived safely.

For weeks afterwards, the Enterprize could be seen in the area, waiting for new prey. Capt. Squires lingered until June 23rd, and his last known act was to chase two pilot boats back into Charlestown Harbor.



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