Cooper River

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11 Apr 1780, Naval action, unk. American cdr. vs. unk. British cdr.

Where: 32.843 -79.930 Cooper River

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  • Cooper River
    Cooper R

  • This action is included on some listings, but nothing has been found to substantiate it. This would have occurred during the Siege of Charleston.

  • NBBAS:Two Not found.

  • Sherman, "Calendar..." . Search for cooper river. . To avoid long downloads, use option to "Save and view this PDF in Reader".
    10 April.
    William Dobein James: "All attempts at removing the force besieged, out of the town, had, while it was practicable, been opposed by the governor and council, and the officers of the South Carolina troops; and Gen. Lincoln, had not the resolution to counteract them. At length it was thought advisable, that the governor and three of his council should leave the town; and that Lieut. Gov. Gadsden and five others should remain. The ships of war, in the harbour of Charlestown, being quite inadequate to oppose the force which had passed Fort Moultrie, were divested of their guns, to reinforce the batteries, and were sunk nearly opposite the exchange, to impede the passage of the enemy up Cooper river."339

    339 JFM, ch. 2.

  • Francis Bernard Heitman, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of .... Not found.
    29th March to 12th May, 1780, Siege of Charleston.
    14th April, 1780, Monk's Corner (Biggins' Bridge), South Carolina.

  • RevWar75 RevWar75  
  • Apr 1780 listing   4/11/1780 Cooper River, Charlestown. Draw. Per O'Kelley [Not included in PJO's Vol.Two].

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