The American Revolution in South Carolina

Vince's Fort

October 28, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. Joseph Vince
Loyalist Cdr:

Col. Hezekiah Williams
Killed:

1
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

0
Old District: 

Orangeburgh District
Present County:

Barnwell County

The small Patriot fort in what is now Barnwell County was captured and burned by Loyalist Col. Hezekiah Williams. He caught up with and captured a few stragglers.


Vince's Fort was an outpost on Steel Creek guarded by Capt. Joseph Vince and eighty (80) militiamen. It was located "on the Three Runs, a branch of the Savannah River." A guard detail of fourteen men was attacked by a larger group of Loyalists. One of Capt. Vince's men was killed, but they were able to drive the Loyalists away.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants
Orangeburgh District Regiment of Militia detachment of one (1) known company, led by:
- Capt. Joseph Vince 
Col. Hezekiah Williams, with unknown number of Loyalists
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