Near Capers Creek
Skirmish, 50 patriot militia vs. Maj. Andrew Deveaux, Mar 1782
Where: 32.37529,-80.629220 Chowan Creek
Maps: [map notes]
- Terry Lipscomb, "South Carolina Revolutionary War Battles", Part Nine, Names in South Carolina, XXVIII, Winter 1981, p.33:
Among the actions in this last category, was one carried
out in March 1782 by Major Andrew Deveaux of the
Granville County royal militia.
. . .
While Deveaux and his men were at Beaufort, they
recaptured a British schooner which had been carried into the
port, and searched the neighboring creeks and inlets for
concealed American vessels. One such prize was discovered
in the vicinity of Capers Creek, but as Deveaux attempted to
bring it off with a party of fourteen men in rowboats, he was
attacked from the shore by fifty Patriot militia. The
engagement lasted about fifteen minutes, and the only
reported casualties were three Patriot soldiers, wounded.
. . .
Capers Creek is a branch of Chowan Creek, which flows into the Beaufort River
opposite Parris Island.
l. Barnwell to Greene, March 6, 1782, Greene Papers, Lihrary of Congress;
The Royal Gazette, April 10, 1782; William Johnson,Sketches of the Life and
Correspondence of Nathanael Greene, vol. 2, pp. 277, 294; South Carolina
Historical Magazine, vol.
27, p. II.
2. The Royal Gazette, April 10, 1782.
- NBBAS:Four p.39. Sources,p.294:
Davies, Documents of the Revolution, Vol.XX, p.174.
Moss, Roster of South Carolina Patriots, p.48
Lipscomb, South Carolina Battles, Part Nine, p.33.
- March 1782 listing: 3/4 - 25/1782 Beaufort. British victory. Per Heitman, Peckham, Braisted.
Confidence level:: See above.