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American Revolution: Battle of Savannah (1778 & 1779)

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  • John Andrew (1758 - 1830)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for SOUTH CAROLINA - GEORGIA with the rank of ENSIGN. DAR Ancestor # A002562 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
  • Isaac Fessenden (1759 - 1779)
    Isaac Fessenden was a Revolutionary Soldier who was killed during the Siege of Savannah.
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    . Williamson immigrated to Ninety Six District from his native Scotland. He was earning a living as a cattle driver by 1758 and was commissioned as a lieutenant in the South Carolina Provincial Regimen...
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    Francis "The Swamp Fox" Marion was born in St. John's Parish, Berkeley County, South Carolina in 1732, and died on 27 Feb 1795 at his brother's plantation on Belle Island (Belle Island Plantation Cemet...
  • Francis Kinloch, Continental Congress (1755 - 1826)
    Francis Kinloch, American patriot, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, 7 March, 1755 and died. there, 8 Feb., 1826. His father, Francis, was a member of his majesty's council for South Carolina fro...

The Capture of Savannah, or sometimes the First Battle of Savannah (because of a siege in 1779), was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on December 29, 1778 between local American Patriot militia and Continental Army units holding the city and a British invasion force under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Campbell. It was the opening move in the British southern strategy to regain control of the rebellious southern provinces by appealing to the strong Loyalist sentiment believed to be there.

Capture of Savannah

The Siege of Savannah or the Second Battle of Savannah was an encounter of the American Revolutionary War in 1779. The year before, the city of Savannah, Georgia, had been captured by a British expeditionary corps under Lieutenant-Colonel Archibald Campbell. The siege itself consisted of a joint Franco-American attempt to retake Savannah from September 16 to October 18, 1779. On October 9 a major assault against the British siege works failed. During the attack, Polish nobleman Kazimierz Pułaski, fighting on the American side, was mortally wounded. With the failure of the joint American-French attack, the siege failed, and the British remained in control of Savannah until July 1782, near the end of the war.

Siege of Savannah