Revolutionary War_Southern Campaign_Battle of Fort Morris, Georgia

1778. November 22. Colonel John White, commander of the Continental and Militia troops at Sunbury, prepared to make a stand against the British at Midway. Midway had one hundred men and two pieces of artillery. Colonel Screven joined Colonel White with his twenty militia men and helped to set up an ambush at Spencer’s Hill.

Lt. Colonel Thomas Brown of the British Florida Rangers heard their approach, and recognizing Colonel Screven, shot him eleven times. Screven died two days later while a prisoner of the British.

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