The Papers of General Nathanael Greene


From General Francis Marion

Major [James] Postill who was ordered to Col Thompson's found no Stores there, all had been carried away a few days before; but on his return he heard of a great quantity of rum, Sugar, Salt, flour, pork, Soldiers Cloathing and baggage at Manigaults Ferry. The guard had gone after Capt [John] Postill, and left only four men in a redoubt of wood, which the Major took and entirely destroyed all the Stores and redoubt without any loss or hurt. He spoke with several inhabitants on that side of the river. They seem all disposed to join us the first opportunity. A party of them will be with me in a few days.
Extract (PCC, item 172, vol. 1: 67, DNA) 2 pp.