The American Revolution in South Carolina

McPherson's Plantation

March 14, 1780


Patriot Cdr:

None
British Cdr:

Major Charles Cochrane, Major Patrick Ferguson
Killed:

0
Killed:

0
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

1
Captured:

0
Captured:

0
Old District: 

Beaufort District
Present County:

Hampton County

One source claims this happened on March 8th.


During the Revolutionary War, British troops occupied the plantation of Isaac McPherson (described as “a great Rebel, a man of property” in contemporary reports) in March of 1780, after unsuccessfully trying to chase down fifty Patriot troops on horseback. During their stay, the British engaged in what they thought was a skirmish with the enemy, but mistakenly attacked their own troops. These friendly forces were under Major Charles Cochrane and the American Volunteers with Major Patrick Ferguson, who was wounded slightly.


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