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Frances Marion, Personal Correspondence, Jan. 1781

Gen. Marion to Capt. John Postell. Goddard’s Plantation,1 Pedee, Jan. 19, 1781. Dear Sir, I send Lieut. King with fifteen men, to reinforce you. I would have all the flats and boats you can collect, loaded with rice, and sent to Mr. Joseph Allston’s plantation, on Bull’s creek, to the north of Pedee, where there is…

British Account of the Battle of Camden

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. A British writer gives the following relation of the rise and progress of the continental army under the command of General Gates, till the total defeat thereof, near Camden: “So long ago as the end of March, or beginning…

Operations in South Carolina

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 31.—In the Royal Gazette Extraordinary of this day, is published the following account of the different actions which have lately happened in South Carolina. Lord Cornwallis having received intelligence that General Gates had arrived at Deep Creek, in…

Loyalist Comments on the Battle of Camden

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Instead of halting and collecting a force at Hillsborough, in North Carolina, General Gates’ flight was rapidly continued three days into Virginia, one hundred and ninety miles from the field of action; it was effected upon a celebrated horse,…

The Siege of Charleston

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. May 12.—This morning the garrison of Charleston, after sustaining a siege of over a month’s duration, surrendered prisoners of war to the combined fleet and army of Great Britain. The following is a journal of the siege, from the…