The American Revolution in South Carolina

Drowning Creek

April 27, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Col. Abel Kolb
Loyalist Cdr:

Major Micajah Gainey
Killed:

Unknown
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Georgetown District
Present County:

Marion County

Drowning Creek was later renamed to the Lumber River (~1808).


Patriot Col. Abel Kolb learned that Loyalists had assembled under Major Micajah Gainey at Drowning Creek. Col. Kolb, with Capt. James Gillespie and Capt. Josiah Cantey, surprised this group and routed them.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants
Cheraws District Regiment of Militia detachment led by Col. Abel Kolb, with two (2) known companies, led by:
- Capt. Josiah Cantey
- Capt. James Gillespie 

Major Micajah Gainey, with unknown number of Loyalists

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