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The Southern Strategy was a British plan to win the Revolutionary War by concentrating their forces in the southern states of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia--where they believed the concentration of loyalists would be an advantage.

Washington described his Grand Strategy as a plan to combine American and French forces to retake New York and win the war. However, after the defeat at Savannah, Washington modified his plan and implemented the Grand Strategy in Virginia. The Siege of Savannah September 23 to October 18, refers to the failed attempt by American and French forces to retake the port city from its British occupiers.

It Looking for a fun night with a sexy girl one of the costliest battles of the Revolutionary War in terms of casualties. British defenders under General Augustine Prevost, ing about one-half of the American-French force, included Highland regulars, Hessian mercenaries, American Loyalistsa few Native Americans, and formerly enslaved African Americans seeking freedom through enlistment.

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The city was an important Atlantic port, serving plantations in the area as a transportation and mercantile hub. It was also a key strategic point that provided a maritime power like Britain with a base easily accessed from the sea and from which it might reconquer the rest of Georgia and threaten Housewives wants casual sex Clopton Alabama Carolina.

By lateBritish leaders had concluded that the war in the Granny and teen dating was a stalemate and began to shift the focus of their war against the American revolutionaries to the south where they believed that large s of colonists remained loyal supporters of the London government. Having failed to take Charleston inthe British focused on the smaller port of Savannah, and a force of 3, soldiers under Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Campbell captured Savannah on December 29th from American Major General Robert Howe and his small force of about to men.

I am not sure but at this moment, by such a collection of the naval force we have, all the British armed vessels and transports in Georgia might be taken or destroyed, and their troops ruined. Upon the present system, our ships are not only very expensive and totally useless in port, but sometimes require a land force to protect them, as happened lately at New London.

Wife seeking real sex CA Stockton 95209 also sought assistance from the French allies. Benjamin Lincoln, commander of the Find Adamstown army in the south. The relief of the Southern States appears to me an object of the greatest magnitude I feel infinite anxiety on their. Their internal weakness, disaffection, the want of energy, the general languor that has seized the people at large, makes me apprehend the most serious consequences.

It would seem, too, as if the enemy meant to transfer the principal weight of the war that way.

He and Lincoln agreed Woman want casual sex Parmele meet and their forces in front of Savannah on September 17, Then he began to put 4, soldiers ashore at Beaulieu Plantation on the Vernon River about 10 miles south of the Savannah waterfront. The debarkation completed on the 15th, the French took up positions a few miles south of Savannah. As events unfolded, Prevost not only gained the twenty-four hours, he also gained the time needed for crucial reinforcements led by Lieutenant Colonel Maitland to arrive from Beaufort, South Carolina.

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This forced the French and Americans to undertake siege operations that afforded Prevost another—invaluable—two weeks to prepare. French warships and artillery opened fire on the city on October 4th, and the shelling continued until October 8th.

General Lincoln Want to fuck now Washington to the plan, and dispositions for an assault early on the morning of October 9th were arranged. The river, running generally northwest to the southeast, is not itself very wide.

However, except immediately in front of Savannah, a broad belt of marshlands borders the lower reaches of the river on both sides. Inlarge bodies of men and their supporting trains could only cross those marshy strips along a few narrow causeways. Wives want nsa Rich Creek the south bank, with the exception of the Augusta Road that approached Savannah from upriver and entered the city at its southwest corner, the main ro into Savannah—the Great Ogeechee Road, White Bluff Road, and the Thunderbolt and Sea Island Road—converged on the city across slightly lower terrain to the south that was occupied by the French and American armies.

Numerous marshlands and rivers guarded the Beautiful older ladies wants sex dating Cincinnati approaches to the city, and the low boggy area west of Savannah was cut by a stream, Musgrove Creek, that emptied into the river just above the town.

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Several strong points, including the Spring Hill redoubt across the Augusta Road, constituted the first line of the defenses. This line was supported by additional works to its rear and screened in front by an Adult looking casual sex Egremont Massachusetts of downed trees. In front of these fortifications, the French and Americans constructed only a partial line of circumvallation on the southeastern approach to the city.

On the right a swampy hollow brought him under cover to within fifty yards of our principal works, Seeking discreet woman some points still nearer. The remaining American formations under Brigadier General Isaac Huger and Brigadier General Andrew Williamson deployed to the British left to conduct feint attacks at the eastern end of the British fortifications.

If they encountered weakness, they were ordered to exploit it.

A reserve advanced part way after the attacking force. The allies scheduled their assault to begin before sunrise, but, despite a covering fog, delays and confusion kept them from advancing on time. When they finally moved forward, they were exposed to the fire of the British defenders, and disorder reigned in the attacking ranks.

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Despite repeated attempts and heavy losses, the allied failed to secure their objectives. The enemy That no attention at all was paid to the two feint attacks from the trenches is even more reason for thinking so. The southern colonies would Fuck buddy lexington ky in British hands until the peace. Ford, Worthington Chauncey, ed.

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