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Dutchman's Creek Battle Site

During the third week of March 1781, a British force of New York Loyalists, from the British base at Camden, intercepted a force of Whig militia along Dutchman's Creek.  The Loyalists lost not a single man, while the Whigs suffered 18 killed and 18 wounded.  The location of the battle was in Fairfield County SC where modern-day US Highway 21 crosses Dutchman's Creek.  There is no SC historical marker for this battle.  This should not be surprising since it was a Loyalist victory!

 

Bridge where US Highway 21 crosses Dutchman's Creek.

 

View of Dutchman's Creek from the US Highway 21 Bridge - there was much more water flowing in this creek and in other SC waterways in the 18th century.

 

View of Dutchman's Creek from the other side of the bridge.

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