The Battle of Stono Ferry was an American Revolutionary War battle, fought on June 20, 1779, near Charleston, South Carolina. The rear guard from a British expedition retreating from an aborted attempt to take Charleston held off an assault by poorly trained militia forces under American General Benjamin Lincoln. Aug 31, 2016 · The Battle of Port Royal Island, also known as the Battle of Grays Hill, took place in February 1779. A group of South Carolina militia turned back a British attempt to control the area. From 1697 until the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the trading town of Dorchester flourished along the Ashley River, inland from colonial Charleston. Today, Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site's remarkably preserved archaeological remains give visitors a peek into the early history of colonial South Carolina. SC Revolutionary War Battles. Battle of Cane Break / Reedy River - December 22, 1775. Battle of Yamacraw Bluff / Rice Boats - March 2-3, 1776 - battle took place along the Savannah River. Battle of Sullivan's Island - Fort Sullivan - June 28-29, 1776 - known as Carolina Day.