The American Revolution in South Carolina

McPherson's Plantation on the Pee Dee River

April 13, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Lt. Col. Horry
(Hugh or Peter)
British Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

0
Killed:

2
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

17
Old District: 

Georgetown District
Present County:

Marion County

This engagement is found in several sources, but only that it happened in April of 1781 in present-day Marion County is all that is currently known. The location has never been definitively identified.


One source asserts these events occurred around April 13th, based on one of Brigadier General Francis Marion's letters, dated April 21, 1781:

"[Lt.] Colonel Horry crossed the Pedee with 70 men, to intercept the tories who I expected would join [Lt.] Colonel Watson, in his march up Pedee. He fell in with a party of 30 foragers, and as many more to cover them; he charged them on horse-back, in Mr. McPherson's Plantation, killed 2, and took 13 British soldiers, 2 tories and 2 negroes, without the loss of a man."



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