The American Revolution in South Carolina

Snider House

April 14, 1782


Patriot Cdr:

Lt. Col. James Jackson (GA)
British Cdr:

Major Dill
Killed:

0
Killed:

1
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

2
Captured:

0
Captured:

0
Old District: 

Charles Town District
Present County:

Charleston County

Lt. Col. James Jackson with five of his Georgia Legion stopped at a Mr. Snider's house to let his men rest. Before daylight on Sunday, Major Dill landed nearby and attacked Mr. Snider's home with thirty Loyalists.

During the fight, seventeen musket balls passed through the house. Mr. Snider and the Patriots returned fire and killed Major Dill. Pistol fire from the dragoons wounded two more Loyalists. Then, the sabre-wielding Patriots chased Major Dill's men back to their boats, where they escaped.

Continental Major General Anthony Wayne commended Mr. Snider for his bravery during the attack.



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