HORRY, HUGH. (1744–1795). American officer. South Carolina. Like his brother Peter Horry, Hugh Horry was a captain of South Carolina militia at the start of the Revolution, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel by 1780. He commanded the mounted troops of Marion's Brigade, becoming a colonel in 1781 and acting commander of the foot element. At Eutaw Springs, 8 September 1781, he was wounded in action.
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