New Savannah.

Skirmish, Bugg's Plantation, New Savannah, 2 May 1781, *Capt. Moses Shelby vs. Brown's Loyalists

Other names:Bugg's Plantation

Where: 33.37091, -81.94788, New Savannah Bluff

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  • The site plotted is that for New Savannah Bluff. The New Savannah Cemetery can be seen on the topo map for this site.

  • Bugg's Plantation was described as being at New Savannah. This site describes Buggs lands as being "on the side of Augusta", "above mouth of Rocky Creek", "at Rocky Creek", "on the water of Kioka Sreek and Cane creek". Exact location of plantation is not currently known but may be forthcoming.

  • NBBAS:Three . p.220
    Bugg’s Plantation, Georgia
    2 May 1781

    After Brown’s Loyalists killed some sentries on Beech Island Elijah Clarke sent Captain Moses Shelby and Paddy Carr to intercept them. The partisans found the Loyalists at the plantation of Edmund Bugg. Shelby and Carr’s men killed and wounded several of Brown’s men and the rest fled back to Augusta.

    Mrs. Bugg refused to have the dead buried on her plantation, and forced the wounded Loyalists to move them across the South Carolina border. While the removal of the bodies was occurring some of Carr’s men decided that the prisoners weren’t moving fast enough. Samuel Beckaem wrote that some of the Indian prisoners were killed, which made the rest of the prisoners work faster. The Patriots suffered no losses at all in the skirmish.

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  • RevWar75 RevWar75   listing. Shown as 2 May 1781, insufficient info.

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Submitted by: Patrick O'Kelley.

Confidence level (New Savannah):3