The American Revolution in South Carolina

Wylie's Plantation

March 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Lt. James Kennedy
Loyalist Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

1
Killed:

1
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

0
Old District: 

Camden District
Present County:

Chester County

After the attack on Capt. Benjamin Land at the nearby Rocky Creek Settlement (March 3rd), Lt. James Kennedy and a few of his men attacked a group of Loyalists who were at the plantation of "Old James Wylie, in the district of Rocky Creek." The Loyalists thought they were outnumbered and fled through the "old fields."

They soon realized that they had been attacked by a much smaller force and then counter-attacked. Lt. Kennedy and his men had to withdraw, leaving behind Samuel Wylie, the son of James Wylie, who was killed by the Loyalists. One of the Loyalists named Fair was also killed in this skirmish.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants
Kershaw Regiment of Militia detachment led by Lt. James Kennedy, with unknown number of men  Unknown number of Loyalists, led by Unknown Commander


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