The American Revolution in South Carolina

Lee's Creek

January 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. John Mills
British Cdr:

Lt. General Charles,
Lord Cornwallis
Killed:

0
Killed:

0
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

0
Captured:

0
Captured:

2
Old District: 

Camden District
Present County:

Chester County

Lt. General Charles, Lord Cornwallis began his pursuit of Brigadier General Daniel Morgan as soon as he heard of the British defeat at Cowpens. While he marched northward from Winnsborough towards North Carolina, bands of Patriots rode as near to him as they dared, keeping an eye on the British and taking advantage whenever they could.

After crossing Lee's Creek, several of his officers were captured while they were making breakfast. Daniel Stinson wrote that the two officers "loitered in the rear, suspecting no danger until they were pounced on by Jimmy Johnson and Capt. John Mills and taken prisoner."

One of the British officer was Major McArthur, a cavalry officer. He and the other officer were exchanged for eleven militiamen from the Chester District.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants
Turkey Creek Regiment of Militia detachment of one (1) company led by Capt. John Mills  Lt. General Charles, Lord Cornwallis, with unknown number of men


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