The American Revolution in South Carolina

Pee Dee Swamp

September 28 1780


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. Gavin Witherspoon
Loyalist Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

0
Killed:

0
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

0
Captured:

0
Captured:

7
Old District: 

Georgetown District
Present County:

Georgetown County

Capt. Gavin Witherspoon and four of Col. Francis Marion's men were patrolling the Pee Dee Swamp and discovered a small Loyalist camp. His men did not want to go into the camp, so he went in alone. Capt. Witherspoon crept up into the camp and found all of the Loyalists asleep and their muskets leaning up against a pine tree. He secured the muskets and then woke the sleeping Loyalists by loudly demanding their surrender. The seven sleepy Loyalists did so when they saw Capt. Witherspoon's men approaching.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants
Berkeley County Regiment of Militia detachment of one (1) known company, led by:
- Capt. Gavin Witherspoon, with 4 men

Loyalists - 7 men

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