The American Revolution in South Carolina

Santee River

June 21, 1779


Patriot Cdr:

Unknown
British Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

Unknown
Killed:

1
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

Unknown
Captured:

12
Old District: 

Georgetown District
Present County:

Georgetown County

Two British privateers entered the river with the intention of raiding the Patriot homes along the river. Local Patriot militiamen captured one of the privateers, killing its captain, and chased the other from the area. The crew of ten men and the lieutenants of both ships were captured along with sixteen slaves that had been stolen from nearby plantations. The other privateer escaped.



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