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British find success in the South...



Item # 663032

February 23, 1779

SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 23, 1779 

* Revolutionary War Era
* 18th century
* From The Enemy


Most of the front page is taken up with an: "Extract of a Letter from Major General Prevost to Lord George Germain, dated Savannah, Jan. 18, 1779" along with the list of captures at Fort Morris.
This report is on the action at Fort Morris (Sunbury), Georgia in which General Augustine Prevost led a force of 2,000 British against a much smaller force of 200 Continentals led by Major Joseph Lane. After Prevost positioned his artillery Lane surrenders. Each side incurred only minor casualties.
Also beginning on the front page and taking all of page 2 & most of pg. 3 is an extremely detailed account of the aggressive British campaign in the South which included the capture of Savannah (see for portions).
Four pages, 7 3/4 by 12 inches, very nice condition. An uncommonly large portion of this issue is taken up with American content.

Category: British