Revolutionary Epoch

Revolutionary Epoch

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: Its garrison consisted of forty men from the third South Carolina regiment, and twenty continental troops belonging to the Georgia brigade. Lieutenant-Colonel Elbert received information that a column, some five hundred strong, under the command of Colonel Fuser, assisted by the notorious Tory officers Brown, McGirth, and Cunningham, and composed of regulars, loyalists, and Indians, had taken up the line of march from St. Augustine and was moving upon Georgia. At day dawn on the morning of the 17th of roar MoIN'I'OSH ATTACKED. 261 February, 1777, an attempt was made by Colonels Brown, Cunningham, and McGirth, at the head of seventy Florida Rangers and eighty Indians, to surprise the garrison of Fort McIntosh. For five hours were continuous assaults launched against the work. These were gallantly repulsed. A demand for unconditional surrender, accompanied by threats of death to the entire garrison in case of refusal, was then urged. Captain I/Vinn proposed and obtained a suspension of hostilities for one hour that he might deliberate. At the expiration of that time he returned the following answer: " I have considered your proposition and am bound in honor not to comply. Should we fall into your hands we shall expect to be treated as prisoners of war." This response was delivered to Colonel Brown by Sergeant Hollis bearing a flag. Upon receiving it Colonel Brown handed him a copy of Lord Howe's proclamation with the request that it be presented to Captain YVinn. Hostilities thereupon recommenced, and were continued until late in the afternoon. Brown then posted a strong guard around the fort to prevent the besieged from escaping under cover of the night, and withdrew his command a short distance. In the fort...
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236830970
  • 9781236830975