The American Revolution in South Carolina

Saltketchers

May 25, 1782


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. William Goodwyn
Loyalist Cdr:

Capt. Tenison Cheshire
Killed:

Unknown
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

Unknown
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Charles Town District/ Beaufort District
Present County:

Colleton County/
Hampton County

Capt. William Goodwyn vs. Capt. Tenison Cheshire.


Along the Salkehatchie River was an active community of Loyalist settlers that were led by Capt. Tenison Cheshir, Capt. Jones, and Capt. Oldfield. There had been a truce there between the Patriots and the Loyalists since late Spring, but this truce was broken when Capt. William Goodwyn and eighteen (18) men of the Camden District Regiment of Militia attempted to kidnap Capt. Tenison Cheshire and bring him to Major General Nathanael Greene's camp.

No other details are known except that this plan failed.



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