The American Revolution in South Carolina

Richbourg's Mill

November 7, 1780


Patriot Cdr:

Col. Francis Marion
British Cdr:

Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton
Killed:

0
Killed:

0
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

0
Captured:

0
Captured:

0
Old District: 

Camden District
Present County:

Clarendon County

Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleston was ordered out of Logtown (next to Camden) to find Col. Francis Marion. Lt. Col. Tarleton found his way to the late Brigadier General Richard Richardson's home, bivouacked, and lit several large fires.

Col. Francis Marion, attracted by the fire lights, began scouting the area. Mrs. Richardson sent her son Col. Richard Richardson, Jr. to warn Col. Marion. When he learned of Lt. Col. Tarleton's planned ambush he quickly withdrew to the east of Jack's Creek, most likely to the area near Richbourg's Mill and plantation.

Lt. Col. Tarleton learned of this and gave chase early the next day. For the rest of the story, see the incident at Ox Swamp.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants

Col. Francis Marion - Commanding Officer

With ~400 Patriot Militiamen, units unknown.

Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton

Unknown number of the British Legion



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