December 27, This day during the American Revolution

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December 27, 1780 – at Georgetown, Georgetown County, South Carolina – Having been sent by Marion from Indiantown, On December 27, a reconnaissance force, commanded by Col. Peter Horry, Captain John Baxter and Sergeant McDonald with 30 (British accounts say 50) was sent to determine the strength of the British forces in Georgetown. Later that morning, they entered a house to request some food, While inside, a small group of Queen’s Rangers under Lieut. John Wilson (Bass says Cornett Merritt) came charging down the road towards the house. The Patriots hopped on their horses and headed to the British force. The British realized that they were outnumbered and headed back to Georgetown. As the Rangers retreated to Georgetown, a mounted force under Maj. Micajah Ganey came out to counterattack Horry’s men at “The Camp” (not far outside of Georgetown.), but were beaten back and Ganey wounded. The wound prevented Ganey…

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