Francis Marion, Chapter I

Birth of Gen. Marion. His Ancestry. First Destination of Going to Sea. Voyage to the West Indies and Shipwreck. His settlement in St. John’s, Berkley. Expedition under Governor Lyttleton. A Sketch of the Attack on Fort Moultrie, 1776. And the Campaign of 1779. FRANCIS MARION was born at Winyaw,1 near Georgetown, South Carolina, in the …

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British Enter Savannah

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. December 30.—Early yesterday morning the British, under the cover of several armed vessels, landed at Brewton’s plantation, about a mile from Savannah. The Continental troops were drawn up on an eminence about half a mile from the town, near …

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British Capture of Savannah

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. A correspondent in Philadelphia, gives the following account of this affair:—”Scarcely had the enemy retired from the back parts of Georgia, when a fleet and armament entered Savannah River, and on the 29th of December, about three thousand men …

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