HUGER, ISAAC. (1743–1797). Continental general. South Carolina. One of the Huger Brothers, Isaac Huger served as a lieutenant against the Cherokee in 1761. He was made lieutenant colonel of the First South Carolina Regiment on 17 June 1775, colonel of the Fifth South Carolina Continentals on 16 September 1776, and brigadier general on 9 January 1779. At Stono Ferry, South Carolina, on 20 June 1779, he was severely wounded while leading the left wing. In the fiasco at Savannah, Georgia, on 9 October 1779, he commanded the Georgia and South Carolina militia in an unsuccessful diversion. During the Charleston campaign of 1780 he was routed by Tarleton at Monck's Corner on 14 April. In the Southern campaigns of Nathanael Greene, he led one wing of the army in a remarkable march from Cheraw, South Carolina, to link up with Morgan's wing at Guilford Courthouse. He was seriously wounded at Guilford, North Carolina, on 15 March 1781, but commanded Greene's right wing at Hobkirk's Hill, South Carolina, on 25 April 1781. His brigade in both of these actions was composed of the Fourth and Fifth Virginia Continentals. He was in the South Carolina General Assembly in 1782.
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