Swift Creek NC.

What: Skirmish, 7 May 1781, local militia vs. *Lt.Col. Tarleton

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Where: 36.06916, -77.81333 Swift Creek NC

Maps: [map notes]


  • Guide to North Carolina Highway Historical Markers, p.35, E15. "near here"

  • NBBAS:Three. p. 222.
    Swift Creek and Fishing Creek, North Carolina
    7 May 1781

    On the day after the skirmish at Peacock Bridge another local militia unit attempted to stop Cornwallis at Swift Creek. Tarleton again dispersed the militia.

    Six miles from Swift Creek the same militia attempted to stop Cornwallis’s army again at Fishing Creek, but they were scattered again by Tarleton.

  • Sherman, "Calendar...". p.357. To avoid long downloads, use option to "Save and view this PDF in Reader".

  • RevWar75 RevWar75   listing. 5/7/1781. Shown as a draw.

Related sites: Peacock's Bridge, Fishing Creek NC

Submitted by: Patrick O'Kelley. Located by John Robertson.

Confidence level: 3