The American Revolution in South Carolina

  Port Royal Harbor

  December 16, 1778


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. Benjamin Stone
British Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

6
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

12
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

0
Old District: 

Beaufort District
Present County:

Beaufort County

The newly-acquired Patriot privateer Sally, led by Capt. Benjamin Stone, had a short engagement with a large British transport ship. After having several men killed and wounded and no wind to maneuver his ship the captain had his men row the ship to a safe distance from the enemy before returning to Charlestown. Capt. Francis Johnson and five other sailors were killed by enemy musket fire. Twelve men were wounded.



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