The American Revolution in South Carolina

Stallion's Plantation

July 12, 1780


Patriot Cdr:

Col. Thomas Brandon
Loyalist Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

0
Killed:

2
Wounded:

1
Wounded:

4
Captured:

0
Captured:

28
Old District: 

Camden District
Present County:

York County

aka Stalling's Plantation.


One source asserts that this event occurred in mid-June 1780. It also contends that it was Mrs. Love who was the sister of Capt. Stallions, who was present at the time of the incident (?).
Col. Thomas Brandon regrouped his men of the 2nd Spartan Regiment of Militia after their defeat at Brandon’s Camp. He then led his men in a surprise attack on the same Loyalist militia that had engaged them at Brandon’s Camp and defeated them in turn.

Col. Brandon took most of his fifty men around the rear of Mr. Stallion's (or Stalling's) home and left Lt. Col. Andrew Love with sixteen men out front.

Mrs. Stallions was Lt. Col. Love's sister and she ran out to beg her brother not to attack. When he refused, she returned to the house and as she entered the front door a stray bullet came in from the rear and killed her.

The Loyalists held out for a short time, then raised a white flag on the barrel of a rifle. Since this didn't look too peaceful to the Patriots a bullet was put through the rifleman's arm. The flag disappeared and was quickly raised again, now on a musket ramrod - this time the offer for a truce was accepted.

Col. Brandon had one man wounded - Thomas Kennedy.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants

2nd Spartan Regiment of Militia detachment led by Col. Thomas Brandon and Major Thomas Young, with two (2) known companies, led by:
- Capt. Nathaniel Jeffries
- Capt. Benjamin Jolly

Turkey Creek Regiment of Militia detachment led by Capt. James Ramsey

Lt. Col. Andrew Love - New Acquisition District Regiment of Militia

Unknown

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