The American Revolution in South Carolina

Steven's Creek

September 5, 1781

Patriot Cdr:

Lt. Col. Hugh Middleton
Loyalist Cdr:

Col. Hezekiah Williams






Old District: 

Ninety-Six District
Present County:

Edgefield County

One source asserts that this engagement was on September 6th and located on Turkey Creek, whereas another source asserts that it happened on October 5th.

A detachment of Patriot militia engaged in a small skirmish with local Loyalists under the command of Col. Hezekiah Williams.
Col. Hezekiah Williams set out from his base in the Edisto River Swamps in the Orangeburgh District to raid the Patriots in the neighborhood of Ninety-Six. At Steven's Creek, a Patriot force led by Lt. Col. Hugh Middleton attacked the Loyalists.

After a sharp fight, Col. Williams retreated, with only a few minor injuries - they knew that Col. LeRoy Hammond's main force was nearby.

One source claims that the Loyalists were the attackers and the Patriots had 10 killed and the remainder scattered.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants

Lt. Col. Hugh Middleton - Commanding Officer

Lower Ninety-Six District Regiment of Militia detachment led by Lt. Col. Hugh Middleton with 70 men



Col. Hezekiah Williams - Commanding Officer

Ninety-Six Brigade of Loyalist Militia, Williams's Regiment led by Col. Hezekiah Williams with 30 men, including the following known officers:
- Capt. William Connaway
- Capt. Joel Cortet
- Capt. Stephen Ballard

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