The American Revolution in South Carolina

Watkins

February 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Col. Benjamin Roebuck
Loyalist Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

Unknown
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Ninety-Six District
Present County:

Newberry County

Near the end of February 1781, Col. Benjamin Roebuck and his Battalion of Spartan Regiment encountered a group of Loyalists with about the same number of men as he had. The skirmish lasted until dark, when both sides ceased firing. When morning came, the fighting resumed, and eventually the Patriots were victorious.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants
Roebuck's Battalion of Spartan Regiment detachment led by Col. Benjamin Roebuck, with three (3) known companies, led by:
- Capt. John Collins
- Capt. Robert McWhorter
- Capt. Samuel Nisbett 

Unknown number of Loyalists - Leader "Unknown"

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