The American Revolution in South Carolina

Hammond's Mill

April 3, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. Thomas Key
Loyalist Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

0
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Ninety-Six District
Present County:

Aiken County

Following the action at Horner's Corner, a company of Loyalists at Hammond's Mill on the Savannah River, was attacked and defeated by Capt. Thomas Key, of Col. LeRoy Hammond's Lower Ninety-Six District Regiment of Militia. Some Loyalists were taken prisoner.

In addition, Ripley speaks of provisions being captured and the mill destroyed. However, if the mill belonged to the family of Samuel and LeRoy Hammond, as it most likely was, it seems strange why it would have been destroyed by Capt. Key.


Hammond's Mill had been the property of Capt. Thomas Key's ultimate commanding officer, Col. LeRoy Hammond, but it had been captured and turned into a Loyalist fort.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants
Lower Ninety-Six District Regiment of Militia detachment of one (1) known company, led by:
- Capt. Thomas Key
Unknown number of Loyalists - Unknown Commanding Officer
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