The British officer Captain Christian Huck upset many with his cruel and agressive mishandling of local residents in the backcountry. Captain Huck and the British Legion were on their way towards Williamson's Plantation.
As soon as Martha Bratton found out about the British impending approach, she sent word to her husband, Colonel William Bratton.
On July 12, 1780, the Patriot militia, led by Colonel Bratton, defeated the British Legion. Captain Huck was killed during the battle. Due to his reputation the Battle of Williamson's Plantation is also known as "Huck's Defeat."