February 28, 1781 – This Day During The American Revolution – Skirmish at Fort Watson , Clarendon County, South Carolina

February 28, 1781 – Skirmish at Fort Watson , Clarendon County, South Carolina
After crossing the Santee, Sumter made for Fort Watson where he attempted to take the post by storm, with a mind to recapturing the lost stores and boats. The fort had been recently reinforced with a reported 400 men, and Sumter was soundly beaten back with some loss.
The British reported Sumter losing 18 killed, and a number of men and horses taken. Sumter thereafter retired with his force to Farr’s Plantation on Great Savannah, not far from his own home where he fed his men and camped till March 2nd. Here many of his North Carolina militia men, unhappy with how things had turned out, returned home.

Skirmish at Fort Watson

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