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.