The American Revolution in South Carolina

Moncks Corner

October 16, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Lt. Col. Hezekiah Maham
British Cdr:

Capt. Murdock MacLaine
Killed:

0
Killed:

0
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

Unk
Captured:

0
Captured:

80-93
Old District: 

Charles Town District
Present County:

Berkeley County

aka Callington's Building or Callington's Garrison.

Lt. Col. Hezekiah Maham and his men (Maham's Light Dragoons) captured around ninety prisoners within sight of the British army below Moncks Corner. With Lt. Col. Maham was Capt. James McCauley and William McIntosh.

This is the same engagement as described at Fair Lawn Plantation on November 27th. Which date is correct is not known to this Author, so I leave it to the reader to decide on this one.


In many pension applications of soldiers from the western fringe of North Carolina - now Tennessee - from Washington County and Sullivan County of 1781, there are multiple mentions of something like the following:

"Sometime in the Fall of 1781, I served a third Campaign as a volunteer for a term of three or four months under Capt. Roger Topp of Sullivan County, Col. Isaac Shelby and Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Bledsoe commanded & during this Campaign, Colonel John Sevier and Lieutenant Colonel Robertson of the Washington troops were along with us, too. We crossed over the Santee River and joined General Francis Marion with Lt. Col. Horry and Lt. Col. Maham of the Cavalry. We were engaged in scouting and harrassing the British, we took their Hospital and some prisoners at Moncks Corner..." [edited version that came from the pension application of Zacheus Copland (S2470).]


In his 1834 pension application affadavit, William Sympson (S15669) recounts:

"... he was however at the taking of a fortification near Moncks Corner in which there were 93 men & 3 women whom they were prisoners & burnt the fortification..."

Known Patriot Forces

Known British/Loyalist Forces

Lt. Col. Hezekiah Maham - Commanding Officer

Maham's Light Dragoons, led by Lt. Col. Hezekiah Maham, with two (2) known companies, led by:
- Capt. James McCauley
- Capt. William McIntosh

Washington County Regiment of Militia (NC) led by Col. John Sevier and Lt. Col. Charles Robertson, with eight (8) known companies, led by:
- Capt. George Doherty
- Capt. John Mallugan
- Capt. David McNabb
- Capt. James Roddy
- Capt. Valentine Sevier, Jr.
- Capt. William Trimble
- Capt. Samuel Williams
- Capt. James Wilson

Sullivan County Regiment of Militia (NC) detachment led by Col. Isaac Shelby and Lt. Col. Anthony Bledsoe, with five (5) known companies, led by:
- Capt. John Carnes
- Capt. Landon Carter (Washington County)
- Capt. Moses Cavett
- Capt. Roger Topp
- Capt. Thomas Wallace

84th Regiment of Foot detachment led by Capt. Murdock MacLaine, with 50 men

British Hospital Staff, unknown number

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