The American Revolution in South Carolina

Purrysburg

April 29, 1779


Patriot Cdr:

Gen. Benjamin Lincoln
British Cdr:

Gen. Augustine Prevost
Killed:

Unk
Killed:

Unk
Wounded:

Unk
Wounded:

Unk
Captured:

Unk
Captured:

Unk
Old District: 

Beaufort District
Present County:

Jasper County

Purrysburg was the first headquarters of the Continental Army within South Carolina under Gen. Benjamin Lincoln. On April 29, British Gen. Augustine Prevost of Savannah, Georgia crossed the Savannah River to begin his march towards Charleston in hopes of capturing it. On this date, a brief skirmish occurred between Lincoln's Continentals and Prevost's Loyalists near Purrysburg.



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