Military List Of Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War Battles

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List of every major Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

This list includes Battle of Fishdam Ford, Battle of Charlotte and more battles.
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Battle of Charlotte

The Battle of Charlotte was an American Revolutionary War battle fought in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 26, 1780. The battle took place at the Mecklenburg County Court House, which is now the site of the Bank of America tower at Trade and Tryon Streets in downtown Charlotte. An advance guard of General Charles Cornwallis' army rode into town and encountered a well-prepared Patriot militia under the command of William R. Davie in front of the court house. A skirmish ensued in which George Hanger, leading the British cavalry, was wounded. The small Patriot force, which had not intended more than token resistance, withdrew north toward Salisbury upon the arrival of Cornwallis and the ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America

Part of: Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War, American Revolutionary War

Combatants: Kingdom of Great Britain, Patriot

Commanders: George Hanger, 4th Baron Coleraine, William Richardson Davie

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Battle of Colson's Mill

The Battle of Colson's Mill was a battle of the American Revolutionary War that took place in North Carolina on July 21, 1780. A Patriot militia under William Lee Davidson scattered a gathering of Loyalists at Colson's Mill, near the junction of the Rocky and Pee Dee Rivers in present-day Stanly County, North Carolina. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: North Carolina, United States of America

Part of: Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War, American Revolutionary War

Combatants: Kingdom of Great Britain, Patriot

Commanders: William Lee Davidson

The Battle of Fishdam Ford was an attempted surprise attack by British forces under the command of Major James Wemyss against an encampment of Patriot militia under the command of local Brigadier General Thomas Sumter around 1 am on the morning of November 9, 1780, late in the American Revolutionary War. Wemyss was wounded and captured in the attack, which failed because of heightened security in Sumter's camp and because Wemyss did not wait until dawn to begin the attack. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: South Carolina, United States of America

Part of: Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War, American Revolutionary War

Combatants: Kingdom of Great Britain, United States of America

Commanders: James Wemyss, Thomas Sumter

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Battle of Mobley's Meeting House

The Battle of Mobley's Meeting House was an engagement that occurred during the American Revolutionary War in the Mobley Settlement, Fairfield County, South Carolina during the southern campaign of Lord Cornwallis. On 8 June 1780, a small body of Whig militia led by Colonel William Bratton surprised a gathering point of Tory militia at Mobley's Meeting House, about 6 miles west of present-day Winnsboro. Many of the Tories tried to escape by descending a steep embankment; this attempt led to more casualties than were caused by the actual firefight. A few Tories holed up in a blockhouse but were flushed out and defeated. The battle was one a string of small victories by Whig militia that ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: South Carolina, United States of America

Part of: Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War, American Revolutionary War

Combatants: Loyalist, Patriot