The American Revolution in South Carolina

Fishpond Bridge

May 7, 1779


Patriot Cdr:

Unknown
British Cdr:

Lt. Col. John Maitland
Killed:

Unknown
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

Unknown
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Charles Town District
Present County:

Colleton County

After British Lt. Col. John Maitland repaired the Saltketcher Bridge, he marched thirteen miles to the Fishpond Bridge, which had also been burned. Lt. Col. Maitland repaired that bridge, and then halted two miles away.

Major Skelly was with Lt. Col. Maitland's force, and he later wrote:

"A party of Rebel horse fired at some of our Scouts, wounded an Indian and two others, and then rode off."

That night Brigadier General Augustine Prevost and his army crossed the Combahee Ferry and joined Lt. Col. Maitland’s force. The whole army then marched to the Horseshoe Bridge, which had also been destroyed by Brigadier General William Moultrie’s force.

On May 8th, Brigadier General Prevost marched his army to Parker’s Ferry.



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