The American Revolution in South Carolina

Others Helping the British in South Carolina

Upon entering South Carolina, the British army always brought along "extras" to assist them in their fight against the Patriots. Another page identifies all of the "regular" British units as well as the Hessians who fought alongside them. Yet another page identifies the various Loyalist units established within the state of South Carolina.

This page identifies the "other Loyalists" and Indians - those from other states - who came along with the British Regulars to help subdue the South Carolina rebels. Since the war in northern states had devolved into a virtual stalemate, the following is proof that many northern Loyalists simply could not sit back and watch the South remain in rebel hands any longer. Most of these units remained active within South Carolina until Charlestown was evacuated in December of 1782.

Year(s)

Regiment/Loyalist Group/Other

Key Battle(s)

1776
GA Loyalist Militia Breach Inlet/Ft. Moultrie

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Cherokee Indians Cherokee Expedition 1776

1779
Royal North Carolina Regiment (Militia) Prevost's March/Stono Ferry

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DeLancey's Brigade "

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New York Volunteers "

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King's Rangers "

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West Florida Rangers "

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Upper Creek Indians "

1780
Black Pioneers Siege of Charleston

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British Legion "

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King's American Regiment "

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New Jersey Volunteers "

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American Volunteers "

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Prince of Wales American Regiment "

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Queen's American Rangers "

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Volunteers of Ireland "

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King's Orange Rangers "

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GA Light Dragoons "

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NC Volunteers Loyalist Militia Camden

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NC Militia (Loyalists) Kings Mountain

1781
Provincial Light Infantry Siege of Ninety-Six

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Royal Highland Emigrants "

1782
Black Dragoons Fair Lawn Plantation

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NC Independent Dragoons "

Click Here for a list of all known Loyalist officers during the Revolution.


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