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A gallant defense : the Siege of Charleston, 1780

Author: Carl P Borick
Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1779, Sir Henry Clinton and more than eight thousand British troops left the waters of New York to try a new tack in the war against the American patriots - capturing the colonies' most important southern port. Clinton and his officers believed that the capture of Charleston, South Carolina, would change both the seat of the war and its character. The British were correct on both counts, but the effect of the
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl P Borick
ISBN: 1570034877 9781570034879
OCLC Number: 50511391
Description: xvii, 332 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Early Threats --
A "Very Essential Business" Begins --
Reaction North and South --
The British on the Sea Islands --
That Infernal Bar --
The Defenders of Charleston --
Across the Ashley --
Siege Warfare --
Breaking Ground: The Siege Begins --
The Cooper River Communication --
The Noose Tightens on Charleston Neck --
Investiture.
Responsibility: Carl P. Borick.
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A detailed account of the tactics, strategy, and grassroots galvanization in the siege of Charleston, a pivotal Revolutionary War campaign. It argues that this siege transformed the war in South  Read more...

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