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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


Siege of Fort Motte


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The siege of Fort Motte was a military operation during the American Revolutionary War. A force of Patriots led by General Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion and Lt. Colonel “Light Horse” Harry Lee set out to capture the British post at Fort Motte, the informal name of a plantation mansion fortified by the British for use as a depot because of its … Continue reading


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