The American Revolution in South Carolina

Whitehall

August 29, 1782


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. George Sinclair Capers
Loyalist Cdr:

Capt. March
Killed:

0
Killed:

0
Wounded:

2
Wounded:

1
Captured:

0
Captured:

28
Old District: 

Charles Town District
Present County:

Charleston County

aka Vanderhorst Plantation. aka Capers' Scout.


Skirmish: Capt. George Sinclair Capers vs. a Capt. March.
Brigadier General Francis Marion continued to send out patrols to check on British intentions as the war wound down. Capt. George Sinclair Capers of Col. Hezekiah Maham's cavalry was sent with twelve troopers and they found twenty-six (26) Black Dragoons led by two black officers - Capt. March and Lt. Mingo.

Capt. Capers charged the enemy and defeated them, freeing three of his neighbors who were in handcuffs as prisoners. Two of his men were wounded. Capt. March may have been wounded in the knee.


This engagment is the same one identified for August 29th as Capers' Scout.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants
SC 3rd Regiment of State Dragoons (State Troops) detachment of one (1) known company, led by :
- Capt. George Sinclair Capers, with 12 men
Black Dragoons detachment led by Capt. March, with Lt. Mingo and 26 men
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