The American Revolution in South Carolina

SC Coast

November 28, 1778


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. Downham Newtown
Loyalist Cdr:

Capt. Smith
Killed:

Unknown
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Charles Town District
Present County:

Charleston County

Few details remain of this fight, but it is said to have been bloody. Capt. Smith was hit by seven musket shots but he refused to strike his colors. The battle ended when the Patriots boarded the privateer and defeated the Loyalist crew. The General Moultrie brought her prize back to Charlestown.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants
SC Navy frigate General Moultrie - Capt. Downham Newtown, with 80 sailors and 18 guns Jamaican Privateer - Capt. Smith, with 16 guns
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