The American Revolution in South Carolina

Wadboo Bridge #2

July 17, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Lt. Col. Peter Horry
British Cdr:

Lt. Col. John Coates
Killed:

Unknown
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

Unknown
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Charles Town District
Present County:

Berkeley County

A detachment of Brigadier General Francis Marion’s Patriots under the command of Lt. Col. Peter Horry with Lt. Col. Hezekiah Maham set fire to two British boats and destroyed the bridge.


Another source asserts that it was Lt. Col. John Coates who destroyed the bridge after they had burned St. James Goose Creek Church and crossed the Cooper River on their way to Charlestown.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants

Horry's Light Dragoons (Militia) detachment led by Lt. Col. Peter Horry, an unknown number of men.

Maham's Light Dragoons (Militia) detachment led by Lt. Col. Hezekiah Maham, with an unknown number of men.

Cheraws District Regiment of Militia detachment of one (1) known company, led by:
- Capt. William Standard
-

Lt. Col. John Coates - Commanding Officer

19th Regiment of Foot with 600 men and the following known officers:
- Capt. Colin Campbell
- Capt. John Skerret

Royal Regiment of Artillery - 2 Field Howitzers

SC Royalists detachment led by Major Thomas Fraser.



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