The American Revolution in South Carolina

St. Andrew's Parish Church

March 15, 1780


Patriot Cdr:

Unknown
British Cdr:

Lt. Col. James Webster
Killed:

0
Killed:

0
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

2
Captured:

0
Captured:

0
Old District: 

Charles Town District
Present County:

Charleston County

Lt. Col. James Webster with his 33rd Regiment of Foot and a detachment of Hessians marched up the road along left bank of the Ashley River to cover Lt. Col. Robert Abercromby, who intended to forage at Hammond's Plantation on March 12th, near St. Andrew's Parish Church.

Lt. Col. Webster ran into a patrol of roughly 150 Patriots at Savage's Plantation, and these two forces skirmished for over two hours, during which time two Hessians were wounded. The Patriot force withdrew to attack Lt. Col. Abercromby, quickly followed by Lt. Col. Webster.

At daybreak on March 15th, Lt. Col. Thomas Dundas was sent to forage in and around the St. Andrew's Parish Church, again with support from Lt. Col. James Webster. The Patriots had placed many riflemen near a bridge that had been demolished nearby. Lt. Col. Webster's men skirmished with these riflemen, but neither side suffered any casualties.



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