Sunday, September 3, 2017

The Revenge of Bloody Bill Cunningham #southcarolinapioneersnet #genealogy

The Revenge of "Bloody Bill" Cunningham at Duncan's Creek
By Jeannette Holland AustinJeannette Holland Austin(Profile)

After Lord Cornwallis surrendered in Virginia, Major William "Bloody Bill" Cunningham and a large force of Loyalist militia attacked a group of patriot militia that were resting in the home of their commander, Colonel Joseph Hayes. The Tories torched the home and the Patriots surrendered. However, "Bloody Bill" continued on, personally killing every prisoner in cold blood. Joseph Hayes owned a tavern adjacent to Edgehill Station, which was a stop along the local stage 


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