Skirmish at Hammond’s Store

Skirmish at Hammond’s Store

Washington came suddenly upon the Tories at Hammond’s Store and a general rout ensued. It was said Washington reported 100 killed and wounded, with forty prisoners. The whole party of Tories amounted to something over 200, so that but few escaped. They were commanded by a Col. Pearson and Major Ben Wofford.

A detachment from Washington’s command then proceeded to a fort on Mudlick Creek commanded by Gen. Cunningham, but the Tories then made their escape to the garrison at Ninety Six, which was not far distant. The effect of these movements was that Cornwallis immediately despatched Col. Tarleton to Ninety Six.