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American Revolution in Georgia Chronology
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  • 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.


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