The American Revolution in South Carolina

Turkey Creek

September 6, 1781 (?)


Patriot Cdr:

Brigadier General
Daniel Morgan
British Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

Unknown
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

Unknown
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Camden District
Present County:

York County

Brigadier General Daniel Morgan destroyed the captured baggage wagons, paroled the British officers, entrusted the wounded to the care of a few residents in the neighborhood, and, leaving his cavalry to follow him on their return from the pursuit, on the day of the battle he crossed the Broad River with his foot soldiers and his prisoners, the captured artillery, muskets, and ammunition.


The date for this engagement is incorrect. Furthermore, the location is highly unlikely.

Brigadier General Daniel Morgan retired after the Race to the Dan River in VA and reuniting with Major General Nathanael Greene in the early months of 1781. His route would not have taken him "back" to Turkey Creek from the Cowpens.



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