The American Revolution in South Carolina

Goose Creek Bridge

July 15, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Col. Wade Hampton
British Cdr:

Lt. David Waugh
Killed:

Unknown
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Charles Town District
Present County:

Berkeley County

Skirmish, Col. Wade Hampton vs. Lt. David Waugh of the SC Royalists.


Brigadier General Thomas Sumter sent his troops along the various approach marches to Charlestown to disrupt British communications, destroy outposts, and harass the enemy at every opportunity. After harassing the 15-Mile House and the 10-Mile House, Col. Wade Hampton, seized Goose Creek Bridge with little opposition. Lt. Col. Henry Lee was supposed to meet with Col. Wade Hampton at the bridge, but Lt. Col. Lee did not show up.

The Provincials under Lt. David Waugh retreated to the Quarter House.

On Sunday, July 15th, Col. Hampton left the Goose Creek Bridge and went on to the nearby St. James Goose Creek Church.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants

SC 1st Regiment of State Dragoons (State Troops) led by Col. Wade Hampton, with five (5) known companies, led by:
- Capt. William Alexander
- Capt. Peter Burns
- Capt. James Giles
- Capt. John Reed
- Capt. John Wright

New Acquisition District Regiment of Militia detachment of three (3) known companies, led by:
- Capt. William Carr
- Capt. Robert Hanna
- Capt. William Hanna

SC Royalists led by Lt. David Waugh - Commanding Officer

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