Database

Stevens Creek.

Other names: Stephens Creek

What:
Skirmish, 5 Oct 1781, Maj. Hugh Middleton vs. Col. Hezikiah Williams

Where: 33.72935, -82.18274, Stevens Creek

Maps: [map notes]

  • 33.72935,-82.18274, Stevens Creek (arbitrary site on creek on a road)
  • ACME Mapper.
  • National Map
  • Google
  • Confidence: 0.


  • 33.8979040 -82.2192899, Stevens Creek (mouth)
    33.5681902 -82.0470617, Stevens Creek (mouth)
  • GNIS record for Stevens Creek. Note mapping options.
  • Confidence: 5 (for mouth/source of creek), 0 (for skirmish)

Sources:

  • NBBAS Vol.Three: p.372-373.
    Stevens Creek, South Carolina
    5 October 1781

    Colonel Williams had set out from Orangeburgh District to raid the Whigs in the neighborhood of Ninety-Six. At Stevens Creek a Patriot force led by Major Hugh Middleton attacked the Loyalists.

    After a sharp fight Williams retreated. The Loyalists only had a few minor casualties, but they retreated because Colonel LeRoy Hammondís main force was nearby.

  • PJO: There are two Stevens Creek. One is up in Newberry County and the other is on the Edgefield / McCormick border. Since this event has a relation to the Turkey Creek incident in September, I think this is the Edgefield Stevens Creek. However it is a LONG creek, so I have no idea where it happened.
    Stevens Creek, South Carolina, 5 October 1781
    Colonel Williams had set out from Orangeburgh District to raid the Whigs in the neighborhood of Ninety-Six. At Stevens Creek a Patriot force led by Major Hugh Middleton attacked the Loyalists.

    After a sharp fight Williams retreated. The Loyalists only had a few minor casualties, but they retreated because Colonel LeRoy Hammondís main force was nearby.

  • Snippet from John Robertson, "Ninety Six Election and Militia District", copyrighted 2006:

    Stevens Creek

    The blue dot signifies "at an unknown location somewhere along this stream".

  • NBBAS Vol.Three: p.372-373.

  • Sherman's Calendar.... Search for steven's creek. 4 returns.
    Steven's Creek (skirmish), 438 6 September (also given as 5 September and 5 October). [skirmish] Steven's Creek, 459
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  • Baxley: SCAR. Search cd version for steven's creek. 1 return. 5 Sep 1781.

  • RevWar75 RevWar75   listing 10/5/1781 Stevens' Creek. Draw.

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Submitted by: Patrick O'Kelley

Confidence level: 0