The Stono Rebellion was 20 miles from Charlestown, SC on Sunday, September 9, 1739. Twenty slaves gathered in revolt and stole guns and gunpowder and shot 2 shop-keepers. They headed south to Florida and 80-100 slaves joined the original 20 and they burned down 7 plantations. They killed 2- whites but spared the life of an inn-keeper who was nice to slaves. Local planters wanted to stop them and didn t want the rebellion to spread so the next day a force of 100 armed/mounted militia men in SC surprised the rebels and surrounded them and easily defeated them. They killed most of them and the Planters said to slaves, if you revolt you will be caught and your head will be cut off and put on a post. Thirty slaves escaped for about a month and the rest were caught, captured and killed.