C. Brattonsville

Choosing Sides

In June 1780, the British had established an "outpost" at Rocky Mount, in the Catawba Valley. Lieutenant Colonel George Turnbull sent troops into what are now York and Chester counties to round up and eliminate the rebels. Captain Christian Huck, a loyalist from Philadelphia, was the leader. This battle became known as the "Battle at Williamson's Plantation" or "Huck's Defeat."

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About The Southern Campaign
About The Southern Campaign

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The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution, picks up the story after the fall of Charleston in 1780. After catastrophes at The Waxhaws and Camden, victories in battles and skirmishes such as...
Brattonsville - Choosing Sides | The Southern Campaign
Brattonsville - Choosing Sides | The Southern Campaign

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After the crushing defeat at Waxhaws, the people of the South Carolina back country had a decision to make. Were they “Tories”—loyal to the crown; or would they become “Whigs” or “partisans” and fight...
General Thomas Sumter | Brattonsville
General Thomas Sumter | Brattonsville

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General Thomas Sumter was an American Revolutionary War militia leader and later a U.S. Congressman. After the crushing defeat at Waxhaws, General Sumter gathered militia troops in South Carolina...
Martha Bratton Sends Watt with Message
Martha Bratton Sends Watt with Message

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In the community of Brattonsville, Martha Bratton sent a message to warn her husband, Colonel William Bratton, that Captain Christian Huck was on his way. Bratton was on the other side of the Catawba...
Huck's Defeat | Brattonsville
Huck's Defeat | Brattonsville

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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...

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