Guerrilla Warfare Fighters

Events

Battle of Kettle Creek Andrew Pickens led the militia to victory

1779

Battle of Monks Corner

April 1780

Waxhaw Massacre

May 1780

Charleston captured by British

May 1780

Francis Marion organized a small unit of 20 to 70 men.

June 1780

Thomas Sumter organized a back country partisan army after his home was raided by the British

July 1780

Battle of Kings Mountain

Oct 1780

Sumter given the nickname 'Gamecock' after the battle of Blackstock farm

November 1780

Battle of Cowpens

January 1781

British Lieutenant Colonel Tarleton was defeated