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18 - Charlestown Rd, South of the Santee
16 August 1781
After South Carolina Patriot Col. Isaac Hayne was captured and hanged, the Americans sought ways to avenge his hanging. Capt. John Ervin was ordered by Brig. Gen. Francis Marion to interrupt the British lines of communication along the Santee River. Capt. Ervin captured an enemy convoy south of the Santee River. Capt. Campbell and two other British officers and a private were also captured in the action. Instead of immediately paroling these prisoners, Gen. Greene confined them for possible retaliation of Col. Hayne’s hanging. The prisoners’ fate is unknown, but they were probably exchanged or paroled.
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