The American Revolution in South Carolina

Manigault's Ferry

February 22, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. Wade Hampton
British Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

0
Killed:

0
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

0
Captured:

"several"
Captured:

0
Old District: 

Orangeburgh District
Present County:

Orangeburg County

Brigadier General Thomas Sumter ordered Capt. Wade Hampton (Camden District Regiment of Militia) to patrol all approaches to Manigault's Ferry, where Sumter's forces were resting after their unsuccessful sieges of Fort Granby and Thomson's Plantation.

Lt. Hicks Chappell was with Capt. Hampton and he later wrote:

"The advance of the British met them and a skirmish ensued in which Hampton retreated after losing several men being made prisoner."

Capt. Hampton and Lt. Chappell quickly returned to Brigadier General Sumter's camp at Manigault's Ferry.



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