The American Revolution in South Carolina

March 1, 1775

June 21, 1775

November 21, 1775

February 29, 1776

April 15, 1776

June 4, 1776

October 31, 1776

February 15, 1777

October 30, 1777

March 28, 1778

January 10, 1779

October 10, 1779

January 20, 1780

May 12, 1780

June 1, 1780

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January 20, 1781

May 15, 1781

September 30, 1781

November 15, 1781

January 31, 1782

During 1782, William Moultrie was finally exchanged and regained his freedom. He was soon thereafter promoted to Major General, the last man to earn that rank during the American Revolution.

Also during 1782, Philemon Waters replaced William Bratton as the colonel and commander of the New Acquisition District Regiment (militia). Col. Waters was also now the second in command under BG Andrew Pickens of the 3rd Brigade of SC Militia.

Since so many had been killed in action in both regiments at Wambaw Bridge and Tidyman's Plantation on February 25, 1782, and since enlistments were down, it was decided to combine the regiments of Lt. Col. Hezekiah Maham and Lt. Col. Peter Horry and to give command to Maham under Marion's Brigade in March of 1782. Maham's regiment retained the name SC 3rd Regiment of State Dragoons. The SC 4th Regiment of State Dragoons was now defunct. In August of 1782, Lt. Col. Hezekiah Maham was captured while sick at his own home and paroled, but he was essentially out for the remainder of the war. Maham's unit was taken over by Maj. Daniel Conyers and soon was called by many - the SC State Legion - since it now contained both cavalry and infantry.

When his regiment was disbanded, Lt. Col. Peter Horry first resigned from the military, but on March 12th, Marion appointed him as Commandant over all Patriot troops in Georgetown. He soon resigned for good.

The figure above represents the South Carolina military organization on the date that the British finally left Charlestown - for good. Many sources assert that the SC militia completely disbanded soon after the British left Charlestown in December of 1782, but other sources indicate that they remained on active duty - albeit seeing absolutely no action - well into the Spring of 1783.

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