The American Revolution in South Carolina

Indian Villages

March 1, 1782


Patriot Cdr:

Brigadier General
Andrew Pickens
Indian Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

0
Killed:

40
Wounded:

2
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Ninety-Six District
Present County:

Oconee County
aka Cherokee Towns. aka Lower Settlements.
Georgia Patriot Col. Elijah Clarke and SC Brigadier General Andrew Pickens in command of a large force of Patriot Militia (over 4,500 men) attacked and destroyed at least thirteen Indian towns in an effort to stop Indian raids in the backcountry. Reported to have killed over forty Indians, with two Patriots wounded. Locations and all Patriot units currently unknown.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants

Brigadier General Andrew Pickens - Commanding Officer 

Col. Elijah Clarke (GA), with unknown number of men

Upper Ninety-Six District Regiment of Militia detachment led by Col. Robert Anderson, with four (4) known companies, led by:
- Capt. Joseph Calhoun
- Capt. Francis Carlisle
- Capt. Robert Maxwell
- Capt. John McGaw

Little River District Regiment of Militia detachment led by Col. James Dillard, with two (2) known companies, led by:
- Capt. John Norwood
- Capt. Lewis Saxon

Lower Ninety-Six District Regiment of Militia detachment of one (1) known company, led by:
- Capt. Michael Watson

2nd Spartan Regiment of Militia detachment of one (1) known company, led by:
- Capt. George Aubrey

Many others that have not yet been documented.

Cherokee Indians - Unknown Leader

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