The American Revolution in South Carolina

Washington's Raid

July 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Lt. Col. William Washington (VA)
British Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

Unknown
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

50
Old District: 

Charles Town District
Present County:

Berkeley County
Sometime between July 9th and July 18th, a detachment of Lt. Col. William Washington’s 3rd Continental Dragoons (VA) defeated two unnamed companies of British dragoons killing a few and capturing fifty prisoners. The location of this engagement is currently unknown. It was mentioned that it happened while patrolling the roads between McCord's Ferry and Charlestown.


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