The Battle of Kettle Creek
By: Tsaria McMahon
February 14, 1779
The fight went on for three hours before the Loyalist fled. 20 of their men killed, and 22 captured by the Patriots. After the Loyalists' retreat, the Patriots gained much needed horses, guns, ammunition and other supplies needed for the next battle.
With Clarke, fought Nancy Hart, the only female Patriot to fight in that war, and their most successful spy. And also Austin Dabney, the only African American who fought not only for him self, but also got shot in the thigh, while trying to protect another soldier.
Not only was this battle a success, but it also proved that the British didn't have much support in the south. It also gave the Patriots hope during the war.