Revolutionary War_Southern Campaign_Georgia

Georgia As early as July 10, 1775, Captain Bowen, commanding a Georgia armed schooner carrying ten carriage guns and many swivels, manned by a detachment of fifty picked men, captured a British armed schooner arriving from London, at the mouth of the Savannah River. The British ship was commanded by Captain Maitland and had, besides other military stores, 14,000 pounds of gunpowder. 5,000 pounds were shipped to Philadelphia to be used by the American army at Bunker Hill; 5,000 pounds were kept for the military forces in Georgia and South Carolina. Observations of a Loyalist:



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