The American Revolution in South Carolina

Kingstree

December 1780


Patriot Cdr:

Col. Francis Marion
British Cdr:

Major Robert McLeroth
Killed:

Unknown
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

Unknown
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Georgetown District
Present County:

Williamsburg County

Col. Francis Marion's men mauled Major Robert McLeroth's 64th Regiment of British regulars.


The Author only found one reference to this event, which may or may not have happened. Marion and McLeroth met up on December 12th at Halfway Swamp, and soon thereafter McLeroth was relieved of his command. Prior to December 12th, Major McLeroth had been in Kingstree, but he did not stay very long. He returned on his way northward to Camden, but most accounts do not mention any engagement with Marion prior to Halfway Swamp.


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