American Revolution in Georgia Chronology
About North Georgia
- 1764 Sugar Act
- 1765 Stamp Act and Stamp Act Congress
- 1766 Declaratory Act (see Acts of War)
- 1767 Townshend Revenue Acts (see Acts of War
- 1770 Boston Massacre
- 1773 Tea Act and Tea Party (Boston, Charlestown, and others)
- 1774 Intolerable Acts Acts of War; First Continental Congress (Georgia does not attend)
- 1775 Second Continental Congress; Olive Branch Petition
- April 18, 1775 - Lexington
- April 19, 1775 - Concord
- June 17, 1775 - Battle of Bunker Hill (actually Breed's Hill)
- July 10, 1775 Georgia completes the first seizure of a British ship at sea, an armed schooner which is carrying powder. The state retains 9,000 pounds and sends 5,000 pounds to the Continental Army.
- March 2&3, 1776 - Battle of the Rice Boats at Savannah.
- July 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence
- August 10, 1776 Archibald Bulloch reads Declaration of Independence in Savannah
- August, 1776 First Florida Expedition leaves. Returns October, 1776
- February 17-18, 1777 Battle of Fort McIntosh
- April, 1777 Second Florida Expedition leaves. Returns May 26, 1777
- January 6, 1778 France enters Revolution on the American side
- April, 1778 Third and largest Florida Expedition leaves. Returns July, 1778
- June 14, 1778 Britain declares war on France
- November 19, 1778 Bulltown Swamp (Savannah, GA); Spencer's Hill
- November 24, 1778 Battle of Midway Church
- December 23, 1778 British force from New York lands at Tybee Island.
- December 29, 1778 British capture Savannah; Battle of Brewton Hill
- January 6 - 9, 1779 Battle of Sunbury
- January 31, 1779 British take Augusta
- February 14, 1779 Battle of Kettle Creek. Georgia's favorite military action; British withdraw from Augusta
- March 3, 1779 Battle of Brier Creek. Spelled Briar Creek at the time.
- June 28, 1779 Battle of Hickory Hill
- September 16, 1779 General Lincoln and Admiral d'Estaing besiege Savannah.
- October 9, 1779 Battle of Savannah French and American forces attack and are badly beaten. Count Pulaski dies.
- May 12, 1780 Surrender of American army (under Lincoln) at Charleston, SC
- May, 1780 Augusta returns to British control
- June 30, 1780 Battle of Fort Anderson
- August 16, 1780 Battle of Camden (South Carolina)
- September 14 1780 Battle of Fort Cornwallis; Fort Grierson
- September 15, 1780 Battle of the White House
- September 18, 1780 Battle of Augusta
- October 7, 1780 - Battle of King's Mountain, South Carolina
- January 17, 1781 - Battle of Cowpens, South Carolina
- April 1781 Colonel Elijah Clarke & General Pickens began a siege of Augusta.
- May 21, 1781 Battle of Fort Dreadnought;Fort Galphin
- May 24, 1781 Battle of Fort Grierson
- June 5, 1781 Augusta falls, freeing upcountry Georgia of the British.
- June, 1781 Ninety-six (South Carolina) abandoned by British
- October 17, 1781 - Surrender of Cornwallis' army at Yorktown (Virginia).
- January 1782 General "Mad" Anthony Wayne arrives in Georgia & immediately launches a vigorous offensive in Georgia.
- July 10&11, 1782 Wayne's offensive culminates in the British evacuation of Savannah
- April 28, 1794, Admiral d'Estaing guillotined by the Paris Mob. Just interesting.
American Revolution In Georgia
Georgia's role in the American Revolution
Acts of War
Battle of Brier Creek
Battle of the Rice Boats
Declaration of Independence
Tea Act and Tea Party
About North Georgia
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