Charles Town Neck
Siege, BG Wm. Moultrie vs. *MG Augustine Prévost, 11-13 May 1779
Where: 32.817 -79.950 Charles Town Neck
Maps: [map notes]
- Terry Lipscomb, Names in South Carolina, XXI, Winter 1774,
"South Carolina Revolutionary Battles: Part II". pp.XXI:, p.23
The British army followed, crossed the Ashley
River, and besieged the town on May 11. Some
skirmishes took place on the lines, one involving the
noted Polish officer, Casimir Pulaski, in an engagement
with the British advance guard. Moultrie and Governor
John Rutledge carried on negotiations, stalling for time.
Finally, Prevost received intelligence of General
Lincoln's advance from the west, evacuated his army
under the cover of night, and was gone on the morning
of May 13. The British retreated through the sea
islands, leaving a rear guard on the mainland at Stono
Ferry under Lieutenant Colonel John Maitland
- NBBAS:One p.277-284
- Sherman, "Calendar..." . Search for charles town neck. Numerous returns. To avoid long downloads, use option to "Save and view this PDF in Reader".
- May 1779 listing
5/11 - 13/1779 Charlestown Neck. British victory.