The American Revolution in South Carolina

SC Coast

August 1-6, 1780


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. Charles Morgan
British Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

0
Killed:

0
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Georgetown District
Present County:

Georgetown County

Even though Charlestown had fallen to the British, the South Carolina Navy continued to operate off the coast of the two Carolinas. On August 1st, the American privateers, the General Green and the Holker, and the South Carolina Navy snow Fair American, captured the Queen Charlotte off the coast of South Carolina.

The Queen Charlotte was laden with turtles and fruit and on her way from Providence to New York. She was escorted to Philadelphia on August 2nd.

Five days later, the Fair American and the Holker captured two schooners laden with tobacco. On board were refugees out of the Chesapeake region of Virgina.



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