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Re: [AmRevolution] Militia movements in So.Carolin

The word scrimmage, as we know it today refers to an exhibition game in sports; but its original meaning, and probably the one intended here, is "a confused and/or unimportant battle or struggle". It was similar and interchangeable with the word "skirmish". It likely means that it was a battle that came upon them by accident. Two forces ran into each other and a confused, unplanned skrimish ensued.

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[AmRevolution] Militia movements in So.Carolina in 1779 and 1780.
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