Battle of Kettle Creek

Battle of Kettle Creek

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  • February 14, 1779 Kettle Creek
  • We will continue to Augusta after camping here.
  • James Boyd and his men...
  • Meanwhile, 340 militiamen from Georgia and South Carolina ruled by Colonel Andrew Pickens, Colonel John Dooly, and Lieutenant Colonel Elijah Clarke get ready to invade Boyd's camp..
  • I will take my men to the rocky hill and attack from there.
  • Then the rest of the men will attack across the creek.
  • Out of nowhere, a shot fired, aiming toward the loyalist sentries... Picken's advance guard had disopeyed and began the attack.
  • During the attack, James Boyd and 19 men were killed.
  • With James Boyd down, the Loyalist panicked, fleeing across the creek to escape the battle scence.
  • At the end of the battle, only 7 rebel militiamen died, and 15 were wounded. 22 Loyalist were taken prisoner, and later, they surrendered to local authorities leading to another 150 prisoners. This battle gave the rebels a small victory to celebrate.
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