On this day in 1775,
Two British batteries afloat on the Mystic and one on Bunker Hill begin shelling Brig. Gen. John Sullivan's position on Ploughed Hill. Sullivan, with only one cannon, holds his position and even sinks one of the batteries at the Battle of Cambridge.
And in 1780,
Maj. James Wemyss skirmishes along the Santee River frustrating Maj. John James sent to stop him during the Battle of King's Tree, SC.