The American Revolution in South Carolina

Enoree River

November 1780


Patriot Cdr:

Col. Benjamin Roebuck
British Cdr:

Major Jonathan Frost
Killed:

0
Killed:

1
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Ninety-Six District
Present County:

Laurens County

Loyalist Major Jonathan Frost ordered Capt. Alexander Chesney and his militia to "join him at the appointed place on the Enoree." Somehow, the Patriots learned of this rendezvous site, and when Capt. Chesney arrived Col. Benjamin Roebuck and his men captured them. They were immediately disarmed and marched away.

When Major Frost arrived and learned of Capt. Chesney's capture, he immediately pursued. Major Frost caught up with Col. Roebuck twelve miles upriver, but Col. Roebuck had his men in a strong defensive position inside a cabin. When Major Frost attacked, he was killed and the rest of his Loyalists fled.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants
Roebuck's Battalion of Spartan Regiment of Militia detachment led by Col. Benjamin Roebuck, with three (3) known companies, led by:
- Capt. John Barry
- Capt. Peter Brooks
- Capt. James Elder 

Major Jonathan Frost (killed)

Capt. Alexander Chesney (captured)

Unknown number of Loyalists
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