The American Revolution in South Carolina

Daufuskie Island

December 25, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. John Leacraft
Loyalist Cdr:

Capt. Philip Martingale
Killed:

0
Killed:

1
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

0
Captured:

0
Captured:

0
Old District: 

Beaufort District
Present County:

Beaufort County

Local Patriots known as The Bloody Legion (Capt. John Leacraft and his Hilton Head Company of Militia) attacked a local Loyalist militia commander in his home, killing him - Capt. Philip Martingale.

This was to avenge the bloody ambush on Hilton Head Island recently by British Major Maxwell and Loyalist Capt. Philip Martingale of Daufuskie Island, who led a raiding party to Hilton Head and ambushed Patriots at Two Oaks Plantation.

Known Patriot Participants

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

Capt. Philip Martingale

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