Battle of Ratcliff’s Bridge

Brigadier General Thomas Sumter, was passing between Scape Hoar Creek, Hoar Creek, and Radcliffe’s Bridge over the Lynches River, and stumbled upon some British infantry of Major Thomas Fraser’s Royalists. The Patriots fired on the British, but soon began to retreat through the woods. The fight was recorded as a “running or retreating one.” The Patriots made their way back to the bridge, burning it as they finished crossing. Without any cavalry, the British were unable to pursue them. Both sides claimed victory.

Location: Bishopville, South Carolina

Author: chris

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