The American Revolution in South Carolina

Lynches Creek

March 6, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Brigadier General
Thomas Sumter
Loyalist Cdr:

Major Thomas Fraser
Killed:

Unknown
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

Unknown
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Camden District
Present County:

Kershaw County

Now known as Lynches River.


Brigadier General Thomas Sumter and his partisan force were ambushed by a force of SC Loyalists led by Major Thomas Fraser. Both sides gave ground after suffering heavy causalities.

This engagement would evolve from one that occurred earlier that same day in a skirmish at Radcliffe's Bridge, a little further south on Lynches Creek (now Lynches River).

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants

Brigadier General Thomas Sumter - Commanding Officer

Camden District Regiment of Militia detachment led by Col. Thomas Taylor, with one (1) known company, led by:
- Capt. Hicks Chappell

New Acquisition District Regiment of Militia detachment of two (2) known companies, led by:
- Capt. John Henderson
- Capt. James Venable

Roebuck's Battalion of Spartan Regiment of Militia detachment of one (1) known company, led by:
- Capt. George Taylor

Major Thomas Fraser - Commanding Officer

Unknown number of Loyalists

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