Skirmish, Capt. John Taylor vs. BG Charles O'Hara, 25 Mar 1781
Skirmish, Col. Robison vs. Col McNeil, 26 July 1781
Other name: Stewart Creek (modern), Stuart's Ford
Where: 35.09172 -79.04637 Stuart's Creek, arbitrary location.
Maps: [map notes]
- An arbitrary point on a west-to-east road has been selected on Stuart's (Stewart) Creek, since the exact point is not known.
- NBBAS:Three P.164.
- NBBAS:Three P.302.
Stuartís Creek, North Carolina
26 July 1781
Colonel Peter Robison and 300 Bladen County Militia had stopped at Stuartís Creek on the Big Rock Fish to fix breakfast. Robisonís men had butchered some of Stuartís cattle and were about to execute two Loyalist prisoners they had captured.
Colonel Hector McNeil and his Loyalists discovered the Patriots as they were about to execute the men. As the firing squad was aiming at the prisoners, the officer in charge of the party noticed the Loyalist force approaching them. The officer yelled ďred caps!Ē and one of the firing squad pulled his trigger. There was only a flash in the pan and the weapon did not fire.
The Patriots scattered before the charging Loyalists, but continued a running fight until they were able to get away. Robisonís casualties are not mentioned, but McNeil had three men killed.
- Sherman, "Calendar...". p.317, ref. to the above, p.164. To avoid long downloads, use option to "Save and view this PDF in Reader".
- listing. 3/25/1781 Stewart's Creek (Stuart's Ford). Action shown as a draw.
- listing. 7/26/1781 Stuart's Creek. Shown as insufficient date.
Submitted by: Patrick O'Kelley
Confidence level: 0