Siege of Savannah

French ships - Siege of Savannah

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This article on  the Battle of Savannah provides facts and information about this conflict between the British and American forces during the Revolutionary War:

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  • Who were the leaders of the Battle of Savannah?
  • Where was the Battle of Savannah fought, the location of the battlefield?
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Battle of Savannah
Battle of Savannah Definition: The Siege of Savannah was a military conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in North America during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). The year and date that the Siege of Savannah took place from September 16 to October 18, 1779. The battlefield in which the British and American Forces fought during the Battle of Savannah was located in Savannah, Georgia. The Battle for Savannah ended in victory for the British. 

Overview and Summary of the Battle of Savannah
The occupation of Savannah by he British was part of their strategy to bring Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia back under royal control. The British encouraged Loyalists to fight against the Americans, but failed to get the response they had anticipated. The city of Savannah, Georgia, had been captured by a British force under Lieutenant-Colonel Archibald Campbell. The siege of Savannah was undertaken by a joint French and American force in an attempt to retake Savannah from the British. The siege lasted from September 16 to October 18, 1779. General Prevost led the British, and Major General Benjamin Lincoln led the Americans. The
Continental Army, with help from Comte d'Estaing's French ships and troops attempted to retake Savannah. The French bombed Savannah and the joint forces then advanced into Savannah, however, they were halted by the British. On October 9 a crucial American assault against the British siege works failed. The siege of Savannah collapsed and the British remained in control of Savannah until July 1782, near the end of the war.

The Importance and Significance of the Battle of Savannah
Significance of the Battle of Savannah: The significance of the conflict was that it was the beginning of the British push in the South. The British won, and remained in control of Savannah, a city of economic importance.

Siege of Savannah - Hessian Troops

Siege of Savannah - Hessian Troops

 

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Facts about the Siege of Savannah
Facts about who fought in the Battle of Savannah and who were the leaders of the conflict. Facts about where the Battle of Savannah was fought, the location of the battlefield. Facts and stats about the number of troops involved in the conflict and the numbers of those who were killed, wounded, missing in action or captured. Interesting history and facts about the Battle of Savannah:

Fast Facts about the Battle of Savannah
Name of Conflict: Siege of Savannah
 
 
Result of the Battle of Savannah: The Battle of Savannah ended in victory for the British
 
 
Location of Battlefield: The battlefield was located in Savannah, Georgia
 
 
Date of the Battle of Savannah: September 16 to October 18, 1779
 
 
Combatants: The British Army and German Hessians fought against a joint force of Americans and the French
 
 

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Battle of SavannahAmerican Colonies British Forces 
Names of Leaders & Commanders:
 
 Benjamin Lincoln
Comte d'Estaing
Casimir Pulaski
 
 Augustine Prevost 
Strength of Forces:
 
 5050 3200 
Number of men killed in the Battle of Savannah:
 
 244 40 
Number of men wounded:
 
 584 63 
Number of men captured:
 
 120 52 

The following picture represents some of the early designs of the American flag. The idea of flying a flag grew from the requirements of ancient warfare and the battlefield and used as a rallying point for troops.


 

 

American Revolutionary war - The Battle of Savannah
The American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), which included the Battle of Savannah, was the culmination of the political American Revolution, in which many of the American colonists rejected the legitimacy of the British Parliament to govern the 13 colonies without representation.

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The Battle of Savannah

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