The Snow Campaign
Hence the army moved to Casey’s on Duncan’s Creek. Thence to the Big Survey, now the residence of Dr. Herndon, and waited for a while the arrival of Gov. Martin from North. Martin not arriving, or pursuing a route higher up, we marched to Liberty Hill, now in Laurens, where we met the army from North Carolina. While encamped here, Richardson being informed of Fletcher’s measures, sent out a party of horse to arrest him. He was found on his plantation with two of his captains, secreted in a hollow sycamore, and brought to our camp. After examination they were sent prisoners to Charleston. Hence the two armies proceeded to a place on Rabun’s Creek called Hollingsworth’s Mills, where we arrived on Dec. 25, 1775. At this place a noted snowstorm occurred, which gave the expedition the name of the Snow Campaign. On the morning of the 24th a party was sent to the Tory camp on Reedy River, twelve miles distant. The Tories and Indians ran off without making much resistance. One of our Majors was wounded. On the return of the party the campaign broke up.