Battle of Kettle Creek

Battle of Kettle Creek

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Battle of Kettle Creek

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  • February 14, 1779
  • 600 Tories, led by James Boyd, are camping on a hill above a Kettle Creek, waiting for morning to hike to Augusta. They didn't know something bad was going to come soon.
  • 340 South Carolina militiaman led by James Dooly, Elijah Clarke, and Andrew Pickens, were ambushing the British solider while camping near Kettle Creek. Picken's troops would attack from the hills, while Clarke and Dooly would attack in the creek.
  • Dooly's troops had attacked before command and the battle had begun. The British were completely taken off guard. 
  • James Boyd was shot and killed along with 19 other loyalist. It was a huge loss for the loyalist.
  • Remaining soldiers tried to retreat and get away. Some were successful and some were captured.
  • This was a successful battle for the Patriots. They killed 20 troops in a British army as well as taking 150 of these Britains as prisoners and hold them from marching to Augusta. It was a good little win for the small Patriot militia. 
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