The American Revolution in South Carolina

Orangeburg

July 25, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. John Watts (VA)
British Cdr:

Major John Doyle
Killed:

0
Killed:

2
Wounded:

1
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

7
Old District: 

Orangeburgh District
Present County:

Orangeburg County

During the seige of Orangeburgh, Lt. Col. William Washington (VA) sent Capt. John Watts out with twenty (20) men to harass the British, who had been sending out foraging parties every day. Major John Doyle of the Volunteers of Ireland gathered all the mounted troops within Orangeburgh to find supplies.

Major Doyle had 20-30 men with him when they ran into Capt. Watts at sunrise on July 25th. In a quick and furious fight, Major Doyle had two men killed and seven men captured. Capt. Lord Edward Fitzgerald of the 19th Regiment of Foot broke his sword on the back of one of the Patriots. Capt. Watts had one man wounded, Cornet Julius Hite.



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