The American Revolution in South Carolina

Mobley & Sandy Run Settlements

~April 20, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Brigadier General
Thomas Sumter
Loyalist Cdr:

None
Killed:

0
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Unknown
Present County:

Unknown

Brigadier General Thomas Sumter got revenge on Capt. John Coffin's raid of the Waxhaws Church (April 9th) by sending men to burn and kill Loyalists in the Mobley and Sandy Run settlements.

About this same time, Brigadier General Sumter gave Brigadier General Andrew Pickens' Col. Flagg's regiment to suppress Loyalist around Ninety-Six.

The problem with this engagement is that the locations are not clearly known. Mobley's Meetinghouse was in northwestern Fairfield County, but there were several "Sandy Runs" known at that time - and none all that close to Mobley's Meetinghouse. This makes it difficult to clearly assert that this "engagement" was merely one and not two separate instances, however, neither have been mentioned separately in any current documentation.



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