Elijah Clarke

Elijah Clarke

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Elijah Clarke (1733 - December 15, 1799), born in Anson County, North Carolina, was a Georgian hero of the American Revolutionary War. Clarke moved from North Carolina to Wilkes County, Georgia, in 1774 where he joined the patriot militia. During the war, he served under Andrew Pickens and alongside John Dooly in various skirmishes including the battles of Alligator Bridge and Kettle Creek. On August 18 (or 19), 1780, Cols. Clarke, Isaac Shelby with Overmountain Men from the Watauga Association at Sycamore Shoals near present day Elizabethton, Tennessee, and James Miller from the Ninety-Six District of South Carolina, led 200 mounted Patriots in a surprising victory aganist a larger British Loyalist force numbering 500 men at the Battle of Musgrove Mill near the present day city of Clinton, South Carolina.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136698994
  • 9786136698991