Battle of Musgrove's Mill


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Musgrove's Mill, AFFAIR AT. The patriots of South Carolina were not conquered, only made to pause, by the cruelty of Cornwallis. Among those who took protection as a necessary expedient was Colonel James Williams, who commanded the post at Ninety-six. He lost no time in gathering the patriots in that region, and on August 18, 1780, fell upon a body of 500 British troops—regulars and loyalist militia—who had established a post at Musgrove's Mill, on the Ennoree River. He routed them, killed sixty, and wounded a greater number, with a loss to himself of eleven men.



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