The American Revolution in South Carolina

Inland Waterways

September 23, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. Field, Capt. Estis
British Cdr:

Capt. Palmer
Killed:

0
Killed:

0
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

0
Captured:

0
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Beaufort District
Present County:

Beaufort County

A man named Qua piloted a boat sailing down the inland waterways from Beaufort to Savannah carrying Capt. Palmer of Lord Charles Montague's Regiment and a few other passengers. This boat was attacked by Capt. Field and Capt. Estis, and before the boat could surrender Capt. Palmer's servant was killed. Everyone else on board was taken prisoner, but Capt. Palmer spoke "in very favorable terms of the treatment he & the other prisoners experienced from the captain and from Col. Harding."

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants
Upper Granville County Regiment of Militia detachment of two (2) known companies, led by:
- Capt. Estis
- Capt. Field 

Capt. Palmer

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