The American Revolution in South Carolina

Four Holes Swamp

April 7, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Col. William Harden
Loyalist Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

Unknown
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

26
Old District: 

Charles Town District
Present County:

Dorchester County

One source asserts that this engagement happened on April 14th.


Col. William Harden, in the Four Holes Swamp area, with 70-100 mounted men, surprised and captured 26 Loyalists who were being drilled by an unknown captain. Harden and his men marched on towards Barton's Post.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants

Col. William Harden - Commanding Officer

Upper Granville County Regiment of Militia detachment with 70 to 100 men

Unknown commander with 26 men

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