The American Revolution in South Carolina

Halfway Swamp

February 15, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Brigadier General
Francis Marion
British Cdr:

Major Robert McLeroth
Killed:

Unknown
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

Unknown
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Camden District
Present County:

Clarendon County

Brigadier General Francis Marion encountered Major Robert McLeroth bringing up supplies west of the Santee River to the British post in Camden.


With only one obscure source for this event, it is most likely that it did not happen, but definitely not on this date. Major Robert McLeroth was cashiered not long after an engagement near the same location on December 12, 1780. So, it is most likely that this engagement has been identified incorrectly.


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