The American Revolution in South Carolina

Stono

February 22, 1780


Patriot Cdr:

Major Hezekiah Maham
British Cdr:

Capt. McDonald
Killed:

0
Killed:

0
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

0
Captured:

0
Captured:

9
Old District: 

Charles Town District
Present County:

Charleston County

On February 18th, Major John Jameson of the 1st Continental Light Dragoons (VA) captured three British soldiers of the 23rd Regiment of Foot when they drifted too far from their lines. On the night of February 19th, a British row galley blew up in the Stono River. It was blamed on two drunken sailors who had a "nymph" with them.

On February 22nd, Major Hezekiah Maham, of Col. Daniel Horry's SC Light Dragoons Regiment, and Capt. William Sanders of the Round O Militia company within the Colleton County Regiment, conducted a reconnaissance of the British lines near Stono Ferry. They managed to capture Capt. McDonald and eight men on a British picket. This was the first "offensive" action since the British had landed on February 11th.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British Participants

SC Light Dragoons Regiment (State Troops) detachment led by Major Hezekiah Maham

Colleton County Regiment detachment led by Capt. William Sanders (Round O Company)

Capt. McDonald with eight men, unknown unit

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