Siege of Augusta by the British

January 1779. Siege of Augusta by the British.

After the siege of Savannah, the British now planned to take all of Georgia. British General Howe was replaced by General Benjamin Lincoln as the Continental Commander in the South. The town of Ebenezer was under occupation. The German pastor, Christopher F. Triebner, who supported the British position, attempted to lead his Saltzburg congregation into general compliance. That enabled the British to convert the Jerusalem Church into a hospital, destroying all the church records. This village became a British garrison. Next, Fort…

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