The American Revolution in South Carolina

Muddy Spring

February 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Lt. Col. Philemon Waters
Loyalist Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

Unknown
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

1
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Orangeburgh District
Present County:

Lexington County

Skirmish, Lt. Col. Philemon Waters vs. unknown Loyalists.


In the 1820s, Lexington resident Paul Quattlebaum was told of a battle at Muddy Spring, on the main road between the British post of Fort Granby and Augusta.

In that account, Lt. Col. Philemon Waters of the 1st Spartan Regiment of Militia had a running gun battle, in which the Patriots received the worst of it. Private James Calk was captured by the Loyalists, but afterwards made a daring escape.



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