The American Revolution in South Carolina

Tarrar's Spring

November 16, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. Sterling Turner, and Capt. James Butler, Sr.
Loyalist Cdr:

Col. Hezekiah Williams
Killed:

0
Killed:

0
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

0
Old District: 

Orangeburgh District
Present County:

Lexington County

Patriot Militia under the command of Capt. James Butler, with Capt. Sterling Turner surprised a Loyalist foraging party under Col. Hezekiah Williams. An exchange of shots rang out but soon ended when both sides decided to negotiate. Capt. Turner's militia agreed to let the Loyalists leave the area unharmed if they returned the stolen cattle, and Col. Williams agreed and quickly left the area.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants
Lower Ninety-Six District Regiment of Militia detachment of two (2) known companies, led by:
- Capt. James Butler, Sr.
- Capt. Sterling Turner

Col. Hezekiah Williams, with unknown number of Loyalists

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