2 Apr 1781, unk. American cdr vs. unknown cdr, detachment of Queen's American Rangers
Strategic ferry on Black River near Georgetown.
Where: 33.436602, -79.2461027 Wragg's Ferry
Maps: [map notes]
- RoyalProvincial.com, "War Chronology, 1781"
02 Apr 1781, Wragg's Ferry, South Carolina, detachment of Queen's American Rangers
- Edward McCrady, The History of South Carolina in the Revolution, 1780-17831902, Macmillan & Co., Ltd., p.171
Colonel Watson, it will be remembered, upon Sumter's
retreat to the Waxhaws in March, had been sent by Lord
Rawdon with his own regiment and Harrison's Tories,
numbering in all about five hundred men, to crush out
Marion. This, however, he had not accomplished. On
the contrary, Marion had assumed the offensive, and had
fought him at Wiboo Swamp, Mount Hope, and Black
River, and had finally driven him into Georgetown. Having
refreshed himself at Georgetown, Watson had proceeded
again towards the Pee Dee. He had taken the
nearest route, across Black River at Wragg's Ferry, the
Pee Dee at Euhany, and the Little Pee Dee at Potatobed
Ferry, and had halted at Catfish Creek, a mile from where
the town of Marion now stands.
- Apr 1781 listing 4/2/1781 Wragg's Ferry. Incomplete data. Per Braisted.
Confidence level:: See above.