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.
View the following pages for a more detailed description on the Battle of Monck's Corner: