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Battle of Monck's Corner
Battle of Moncks Corner


Date: April 14, 1780
Location: Monck's Corner, South Carolina
Victor: British Lt. Colonel Banastre Tarleton
Defeated: Continental Brig. General Isaac Huger
Other Notables: British Major Patrick Ferguson


Summary
As part of his preparations for a siege of Charleston, on April 12, 1780, Lt. General Henry Clinton ordered Lt. Colonel Banastre Tarleton into the countryside to cut off the city's lines of communication. On the night of April 13, he approached Monck's Corner by night march. In the early morning hours of April 14, Tarleton caught the American forces there by surprise and quickly routed them.


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1780 Overview
1780 Timeline
Southern Theatre - Includes Timeline, Overview and Continental Commanders;








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