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Rogers Plantation.

What: Skirmish, *Capt. Thomas Harvey vs. Col. Cotton, 18 June 1781

Other names: Rogiard's Plantation, Old Fields

Where: 33.78969,-81.92990

Maps: [map notes]

Sources:

  • Terry Lipscomb, Part 10, Names in South Carolina, Winter 1983, Vol.XXX, p. 12, 16.
    One of the most notable skirmishes in the Edgefield vicinity has been almost completely ignored in the published historical literature on the Revolution. In June of 1781, when Lord Rawdon's army was advancing to the relief of Ninety six, Colonel Samuel Hammond detached a small party from his regiment of state troops for the purpose of protecting the countryside. This force of only twenty-four men attacked a party of over seventy Tories at Rogers "s plantation, which is supposed to have been near the present town of Edgefield. The Patriots totally routed the Tories, killed several, and took almost all their arms. This enemy force seems to have been the Stevens Creek Regiment of Tories, commanded by Colonel John Cotton. The Loyalists succeeded in killing the Patriot company commander, Captain Thomas Harvey, who "met his death in the arms of victory.11"

    11. Robert Mills, Statistics of South Caralina, p. 533; Audited Account of Nathaniel Goff (AA2922), South Carolina Archives; Pension Accounts of Abram Richardson (W13852), Nathaniel Goff, and Richard Jones, National Archives. For identification of Colonel Cotton and his regiment, see Clark, Loyalists, vol. 1, p. 237ff.

  • Barefoot, Not found.

  • SC Historic Highway Marker Guide, Not found.

  • NBBAS:Three P. 274
    Roger’s Plantation, South Carolina [i]
    June 1781

    When Lord Rawdon was marching to the relief of Ninety Six Major Samuel Hammond detached a force of twenty-four men under the command of Captain Thomas Harvey to protect the countryside.

    At Roger’s Plantation Harvey’s cavalry attacked over seventy men of Colonel Cotton’s Regiment. The Loyalists were totally routed and almost all of their arms were captured. The only Patriot casualty was Captain Thomas Harvey who "met his death in the arms of victory."

    [i] Also listed as Rogiard’s Plantation

  • Sherman, "Calendar...". p.375. Shown as in Edgefield Co. SC per Lipscomb’s Battles, Skirmishes, and Actions of the American Revolution in South. CarolinaTo avoid long downloads, use option to "Save and view this PDF in Reader".

  • RevWar75 RevWar75   listing. 6/1781 Roger's Plantation (Rogiard's Plantation). American victory.

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    Submitted by: Patrick O'Kelley. Location by Jack Parker

    Confidence level: 2