The American Revolution in South Carolina

Eggleston's Capture

July 3, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. Joseph Eggleston
Loyalist Cdr:

Lt. Col. Stewart
Killed:

0
Killed:

0
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

0
Captured:

0
Captured:

48
Old District: 

Orangeburgh District
Present County:

Lexington County

aka "the Congarees." aka Congaree River. aka Friday's Ferry (#2). One source asserts this event happened on July 13th.

A company of Lt. Col. Henry Lee’s Legion under the command of Capt. Joseph Eggleston attacked and captured a large troop of SC Royalists, commanded by a Lt. Col. Stewart, out foraging. Capt. Eggleston captured three officers and forty-five men with their horses and equipment. One dragoon escaped, but most of the wagons were taken.



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