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Siege of Ninety-Six

Siege of Ninety-Six

The siege of Ninety Six was a siege in western South Carolina late in the American Revolutionary War. From May 22 to June 18, 1781, Continental Army Major General Nathanael Greene led 1,000 troops in a siege against the 550 Loyalists in the fortified village of Ninety Six, South Carolina. The 28-day siege centered on an earthen fortification known as Star Fort. Despite … Continue reading

Siege of Augusta

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The siege of Augusta took place between May 22, 1781, and June 6, 1781. American Patriot forces, led by General Andrew Pickens and Colonel Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee, were successful in capturing Augusta, Georgia held by British loyalist militia.[1] Fort Cornwallis, the primary British defence, was successfully exposed to cannon fire by the construction of a tower 30 feet … Continue reading

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