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11 - Goose Creek Bridge

15 July 1781

11 - Goose Creek Bridge

Brigadier General Thomas Sumter sent troops along the various approaches to Charlestown to disrupt British communications, destroy outposts, and harass the enemy at every opportunity. British troops occupying the Oaks Plantation guarded the nearby Goose Creek Bridge, a strategic point on the road to and from Charlestown. After harassing the 15-Mile House and the 10-Mile House, Col. Wade Hampton seized the Goose Creek Bridge with little opposition.

On Sunday, 15 July, Col. Hampton left the Goose Creek Bridge and went on to the nearby St. James Goose Creek Church.

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