The American Revolution in South Carolina

Four Mile Branch

August 15, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. Sterling Turner
Loyalist Cdr:

Capt. William Connaway
Killed:

18
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

Unknown
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Orangeburgh District
Present County:

Orangeburg County

aka Forks of Edisto.


Skirmish, Capt. Sterling Turner vs. Capt. William Connaway.
Col. LeRoy Hammond's Militia attempted to harass the Loyalist inhabitants in the fork of the Edisto River, but the British sent out Capt. William Connaway with a detachment of the Loyalist militia. On August 15, the Loyalists attacked the Patriot band at the head of the Four Mile Branch, killed eighteen (18) of them and captured twenty-five (25) horses, with swords, pistols, and other equipment.

Four Mile Creek flows into the west side of the Edisto River's north fork about two miles north of the modern Orangeburg city limits. SC Hwy. 400 crosses the creek near its headwaters, about five miles west of Orangeburg.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants
Lower Ninety-Six District Regiment of Militia detachment of one (1) known company, led by:
- Capt. Sterling Turner
Loyalist Militia detachment led by Capt. William Connaway, with unknown number of men
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