American Revolutionary War

Battle of Monck's Corner
Battle of Monck's Corner ©Graham Turner
1780 Apr 14

Battle of Monck's Corner

Moncks Corner, South Carolina,

The Loyalist British Legion, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton, surprised an American force stationed at Monck's Corner, and drove them away. The action cut off an avenue of escape for Benjamin Lincoln's besieged army. Aside from the British Legion, and the 33rd Foot and 64th Foot led by Lt. Col. James Webster, the force included Loyalists, the American Volunteers, led by Maj. Patrick Ferguson.


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