11 May 1779, Skirmish. ??
25 Mar 1780, Skirmish. Dorchester Road. See Dorchester Road
28 Apr 1781, Skirmish. ??
5 July 1781, Horse Savannah, Dorchester Road, Capture of Williamson at Horse Savannah
15 Jul 1781, Raid, Fort Dorchester, Lt.Col. Henry Lee, British fled. See Fort Dorchester
31 Aug 1781, Raid, Capt. Geo. Cooper, drove off cattle at Dorchester Fort. See Fort Dorchester
1 Dec 1781, Skirmish, Fort Dorchester, American victory. See Fort Dorchester
30 Dec 1781, Skirmish. ??
14 Jan 1782, Skirmish, Lt. John Kelty vs. *Maj. John Coffin
21 Apr 1782, Skirmish, Capt. O'Neal vs. Capt. Geo. Dawkins.
26 Apr 1782, Skirmish.
28 May 1782, Fair Spring, American victory. See Fair Spring
Where: 32.950 -80.171 Dorchester
Maps: [map notes]
Terry Lipscomb, "South Carolina Revolutionary War Battles", Part Eight, Names in South Carolina, XXVII, Winter 1980:
[Ref 14 Jan 1782]
[p.18] A third skirmish
was fought near Dorchester on January 14, 1782. Major Thomas
Fraser surprised a party of Continental dragoons belonging to
Baylor's Regiment, and captured Lieutenarit John Kelty, with
seven of his troops.
Terry Lipscomb, "South Carolina Revolutionary War Battles", Part Nine, Names in South Carolina, XXVIII, Winter 1981:
[p.33] Upon the adjournment of the Jacksonborough Assembly [February 26, 1782],
General Greene moved his camp from Skirving's plantation
to Bacons Bridge, at the head of Ashley River. This was the
bridge two miles above the fort at Dorchester; Bacons
Bridge corresponded to the modern highway bridge on S.C.
165 across the Ashley River in southern Dorchester County.
Greene's encampment was located at the crossroads just west
oŁ the bridge, and the army remained at this position
throughout the spring of 1782.
[Ref 21 Apr 1782]
[p.35] On the morning of April 21, the
Patriot cavalry under Captain Ferdinand O'Neal proceeded
across Bacons Bridge to patrol the east side of Ashley River
in the direction of the Quarter House. O'Neal soon
discovered that a party of British horse under Captain
George Dawkins had penetrated north of the American
position as far as Slanns Bridge (where U.S. 17-A now
crosses the Ashley River). The Patriots advanced rapidly
toward the town of Dorchester and encountered the British
patrol as it was leaving the village on its return southward.
The two cavalry units charged each other, but before either
side had gained an advantage, a second party of enemy
cavalry, dismounted and armed with carbines, ambushed the
Americans. O'Neal's men took the only avenue of retreat
open to them, heading directly away from the river on the
Gaillard Road. The Americans lost three or four killed and
wounded, and nine men and fifteen horses captured by the
enemy.6 The engagement evidently took place on the
eastern outskirts of Dorchester near the bridge over Bossua
or Boshoe Creek, which is today known as Dorchester
Creek. Several roads in the country north of Charleston
have been called Gaillard Road, but it seems clear that the
Gaillard Road referred to in connection with this skirmish
was the public road leading from Dorchester to Moncks
Corner by way of Goose Creek, or modern state secondary
road 230 in Dorchester County.
11 May 1779, Skirmish. Not found, Vol.One.
25 Mar 1780, Skirmish. Dorchester Road. Vol. Two, p.127-128. Revlist post.
28 Apr 1781, Skirmish. Not found. Vol. Three.
5 Jul 1781, capture of Williamson at Horse Savannah on Dorchester Road. Vol. Three, p.280-281. Revlist post. See Horse Savannah.
[8-10 July 1781, Lee sent to Fort Dorchester, Vol. Three, p.284.]. Revlist post.
15 Jul 1781, Raid, Fort Dorchester, Lt.Col. Henry Lee, British fled. Vol. Three, p.286, 289. Revlist post. Another Revlist post. See Fort Dorchester
31 Aug 1781, Raid, Capt. Geo. Cooper, drove off cattle at Dorchester Fort, Vol. Three, p.324, 327. Revlist post. Another Revlist post. See Fort Dorchester
[Aug 1781, Fort Dorchester, British strengthened. Vol. Three, p.344.]
1 Dec 1781, Skirmish, Fort Dorchester, American victory. Vol. Three, p.402-403. Revlist post. See Fort Dorchester
30 Dec 1781, Skirmish. Not found, Volume Three.
14 Jan 1782, Skirmish, British victory. Lt. John Kelty vs. *Maj. John Coffin. p.30,Volume Four. Revlist post.
21 Apr 1782, Skirmish, Capt. O'Neal vs. Capt. Geo. Dawkins, p.55-58, Volume Four. Revlist post.
26 Apr 1782, Skirmish. [Likely included in p.55-58, Volume Four].
28 May 1782, Fair Spring, American victory. Vol. Four, p.72-73. Revlist post. See Fair Spring
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May 1779 listing: 5/11/1779 Dorchester. Insufficient data.
Mar 1780 listing: 3/25/1780 Dorchester Road. Insufficient data.
Apr 1781 listing: 4/28/1781 Dorchester. Draw.
Jul 1781 listing: 7/5/1781 Horse Savannah. Draw. See Horse Savannah
Jul 1781 listing: 7/15/1781 Dorchester. Draw. See Fort Dorchester
Aug 1781 listing: 8/31/1781 Dorchester. Draw. See Fort Dorchester
Dec 1781 listing: 12/1/1781 Fort Dorchester. American victory. See Fort Dorchester
Dec 1781 listing: 12/30/1781 Dorchester. Draw.
Jan 1782 listing: 1/14/1782 Dorchester. British victory.
Apr 1782 listing: 4/21/1782 Dorchester. Draw.
Apr 1782 listing: 4/26/1782 Dorchester. Draw.
May 1782 listing: 5/28/1782 Dorchester (Fair Spring). American victory. See Fair Spring
Confidence level:: See above.