I have a particular interest in the War of Independence and the Southern Campaign. This report from Gen. Greene has been reproduced in it’s entirety by Almost Chosen People. Excellent.
The last major engagement of the Southern Campaign, the battle of Eutaw Springs was fought on September 8, 1781. The sides were numerically evenly matched with each side having about 2000 men involved. Although tactically a draw or a slight British victory, strategically the battle was an American victory with the British left in control of only Charleston and its environs. Along with Savannah and Wilmington, the British attempt to conquer the South was clearly failing, a result only underlined by the surrender of Cornwallis in the following month. Here is the text of General Greene’s report on the battle to Washington.
Head Quarters, Martins Tavern, near Fergusons swamp So. Carolina
September 11th 1781
In my dispatch of the 25th of August I informed your Excellency that we were on our march for Frydays ferry to form a junction with the State Troops, and a Body of…
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