The American Revolution in South Carolina

Cypress Swamp

August 31, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. George Cooper
Loyalist Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

0
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Charles Town District
Present County:

Berkeley County

While patrolling the area near Charlestown a mounted detachment of Brigadier General Francis Marion’s Patriots led by Capt. George Cooper attacked and captured a small force of Loyalists.


When Brigadier General Marion set out against the British at Parker's Ferry on this same day he sent Capt. George Cooper with a detachment of mounted militia to create a diversion. At Cypress Swamp, fifteen miles southwest of Moncks Corner, Capt. Cooper chased away a party of Loyalists and rode on towards Charlestown.

At Dorchester, he drove off cattle in front of the British post there and again continued down the Charlestown Road ready to cause more trouble. At the Ashley River Church, his men attacked another group of Loyalists, which were using the church as a military station.

Capt. Cooper had no casualties in all of these engagements and he was able to return to his compatriots at Peyre's Plantation with a number of prisoners.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants
Lower Craven County Regiment of Militia detachment of one (1) known company, led by:
- Capt. George Cooper 

Unknown Number of Loyalists, Unknown Leader

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