The American Revolution in South Carolina

St. Andrews Creek

March 22, 1780


Patriot Cdr:

Unknown
British Cdr:

Brigadier General
Alexander Leslie
Killed:

0
Killed:

0
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

2
Captured:

0
Captured:

0
Old District: 

Charles Town District
Present County:

Charleston County

On March 22, Brigadier General Alexander Leslie was leading a British force toward Drayton Hall and Middleton Place. At the bridge crossing at St. Andrew's Creek, they were fired upon by some Patriot artillery. At 7:00 p.m., Capt. Johann Ewald took a small Hessian detachment and crossed the creek. When they arrived at the Patriot position, they found that the Patriots had abandoned it. They spotted the retreating Patriots and attacked them. A small skirmish ensued, with both sides withdrawing after a few casualties on the British side.



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