The American Revolution in South Carolina

Wando River

April 20, 1780


Patriot Cdr:

Unknown
British Cdr:

Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton
Killed:

Unknown
Killed:

0
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

0
Captured:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Old District: 

Charles Town District
Present County:

Charleston County/
Berkeley County

aka Brickyard, Brick Kiln, aka Cainhoy.


Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton captured nine Patriot sloops and twenty cannons, 20 Apr 1780.
Anthony Allaire, "Diary of Lieut. Anthony Allaire", Lyman Coleman Draper, King's Mountain and Its Heroes: History of the Battle of King's Mountain ... , p.484, p.492:

"Monday, 17th. Crossed Bono Ferry and passed on to Miller's Bridge, over a branch of Wando River, where we took up our ground about nine o'clock in the evening. This day passed St. Thomas' church, where we met the Thirty-third regiment.

"Tuesday, 18th. Began to fortify at the Bridge, and make a block house in order to keep post here with a few men.

"Wednesday, 19th. Maj. Ferguson, with fifty of the American Volunteers, and part of the North Carolinians, moved on to join the Thirty-third and Sixty-fourth regiments, and the British Legion, which had gone forward to attack a Rebel post at Lempriere's Point. The British were coming back; they had marched up to the fort, but found it so strong that it was imprudent to storm it with so few men.

"Thursday, 20th. Remained at Miller's Bridge, finishing the block house. Col. Tarleton surprised and took nine sloops with goods, stores, etc., and twenty pieces of cannon."



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