Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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History | S. Babcock & Co. | 1840
Transcription 176THE HISTORY OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
devoted corps find safety. The Americans lost the whole
of their artillery, upwards of two hundred wagons, and all
their baggage. The loss of the British, in killed and
wounded, was about three hundred. Though the royal
army fought with great bravery, they must have been
beaten, but for the flight of the militia. The terrible con-
flict which followed with the continentals, proves what
must have been the event, had the former behaved like
men.