The Battle of Fishing Creek in South Carolina, on the 18th of August, 1780 saw General Sir Banastre Tarleton (21st August, 1754 - 16th January,1833) lead the British Army in a defeat of a company of militiamen led by Thomas Sumter (14th August, 1734 - 1st June, 1832).
Sumpter's army defeated by British under Tarleton (44 words)
Historical Context Note
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.
Save this article
If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.