The American Revolution in South Carolina

Conyers' Action

January 16, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. Clement Conyers
British Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

0
Killed:

4
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

"several"
Captured:

0
Captured:

2
Old District: 

Camden District
Present County:

Clarendon County

Excerpt from a letter from Brigadier General Francis Marion to Major General Nathanael Greene, dated Jan. 18, 1781:

"Lt. Col. John Ervin who commands a detachment near Nelson's Ferry, informs me that he sent Capt. [Clement] Conyers with ten men to reconnoitre the enemy at Wright's Bluff. He fell in with fourteen of [Maj. John] Harrison's corps, killed four & took two men, five horses & four muskets. Several men got off wounded, Capt. Conyers had not a man hurt."

Known Patriot Participants 

Known British/Loyalist Participants

Capt. Clement Conyers - Commanding Officer

Lower Craven County Regiment of Militia detachment of one company, led by Capt. Clement Conyers, with ten (10) men.

Unknown Loyalist commander with fourteen (14) men.

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