The American Revolution in South Carolina

Quarter House

July 15, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Col. Wade Hampton
British Cdr:

Lt. David Waugh
Killed:

3
Killed:

3
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

0
Captured:

0
Captured:

0
Old District: 

Charles Town District
Present County:

Charleston County

A detachment of Brigadier General Thomas Sumter’s Patriots under the command of Col. Wade Hampton skirmished with a small Provincial force on Charlestown Neck near the Quarter House.

During the flight, Lt. David Waugh shot and killed Capt. John Wright and two others, but he was in turn killed. The garrison at the Quarter House surrendered, but one of the Loyalist was killed trying to escape.

Col. Hampton's men burned four vessels loaded with supplies for the British Army. He and his men stayed for almost two hours enjoying the enemy's food and drink, then promptly departed when they heard news that British dragoons were on their way. They made their way up the Ashley River to a resting place, where they dismounted and every man sat and held his horse until morning.

Their next target would be Strawberry Ferry.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants

SC 1st Regiment of State Dragoons (State Troops) led by Col. Wade Hampton, with five (5) known companies, led by:
- Capt. William Alexander
- Capt. Peter Burns
- Capt. James Giles
- Capt. John Reed
- Capt. John Wright (killed)

New Acquisition District Regiment of Militia detachment of three (3) known companiesm led by:
- Capt. William Carr
- Capt. Robert Hanna
- Capt. William Hanna

SC Royalists led by Lt. David Waugh (killed) with 18 men

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