The American Revolution in South Carolina

Love's Ford

January 18, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. Samuel Otterson
British Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

0
Killed:

1
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

22
Old District: 

Camden District
Present County:

Chester County

On January 18th, a group of ten men from the 2nd Spartan Regiment of Militia led by Capt. Samuel Otterson found Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton's baggage train at Love's Ford of the Broad River. They killed "one captain," captured fourteen of the Legion dragoons and eight infantry, horses, baggage, wagons, some slaves, and other property. The militia took their booty to a blockhouse on the Pacolet River.



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