The American Revolution in South Carolina

Cumming's Point

September 28, 1775


Patriot Cdr:

Unknown
British Cdr:

Capt. Edward Thornborough
Killed:

0
Killed:

0
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

0
Captured:

0
Captured:

0
Old District: 

Charles Town District
Present County:

Charleston County

When thirty Patriots attempted to go to Cumming's Point in three canoes, the HMS Tamar moved to intercept them. However, the wind died and the HMS Tamar beached on a sandbar. Capt. Thornborough used the anchor and kedge to haul the ship into a better wind and came within range of the Patriots. He fired 6-pounders with round shot and the Patriots quickly reversed course.



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