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."
- 4-3 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the conflict between the American colonies and England.
- Revolutions result from resistance to conditions that are perceived as unfair by the people who are demanding change. The changes brought about by revolution can be both positive and negative. To understand the results of the conflict between the Amer...
- 8-2 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the causes of the American Revolution and the beginnings of the new nation, with an emphasis on South Carolina’s role in the development of that nation.
- The events surrounding the American Revolution transformed British colonists into American citizens. To understand South Carolina’s pivotal role in this process, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indica...