Capt. Anthoine Bonneau Jr.

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About Capt. Anthoine Bonneau Jr.

A reference is made to Capt. Anthoine Bonneau in a letter written during the Revoluntary War by Col. Francis Marion (aka, "The Swamp Fox").

Col. Marion to Col. P. Horry.

Lynch's Creek, 17th Aug., 1780.


You will take the command of such men as will be collected from Capt. Bonneau's, Mitchell's & Benson's Companies, and immediately proceed to Santee from the Lower ferry to Lenud's and destroy all the boats and canoes on the River, and post gaurds on each crossing place and prevent any persons crossing to or from Charles Town on either side of the River. You will give all intelligence necessary and the number of men you may have collected as early as possible. You will procure about twenty-five weight of gun powder, and proportionable qauntity of Ball or Swan Shot, also flints and send up to me, immediately, to the King's Tree, by an Express. I am, with esteem, your ob't servt,


N.B.You will also take command of Capt. Lenud's Company and furnish your men with arms wherever you can find them, giving a receipt.

(No. 19 From Documentary History of the American Revolution, by Gibbes, Volume 3, p. 11)

Doc ID: Gibbes, v. 3, p. 11

Date: 8/17/1780

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