Brittany's Revolutionary Times

American Revolution

Seige of Savannah

The Siege of Savannah or the Second Battle of Savannah was an encounter of the American Revolutionary War in 1779. The year before, the city of Savannah, Georgia, had been captured by a British expeditionary corps under Lieutenant-Colonel Archibald Campbell. The siege itself consisted of a joint Franco-American attempt to retake Savannah from September 16 to October 18, 1779. On October 9 a major assault against the British siege works failed. During the attack, Polish nobleman, Kazimierz Pułaski, fighting on the American side, was mortally wounded. With the failure of the so-called joint American-French attack, the siege failed, and the British remained in control of Savannah until July 1782, near the end of the war.



 Through Georgians opposed British trade regulations, many hesitated to join the revolutionary movement. It emerged in the American colonies in the early 1770's and resulted in the Revolutionary War. Colonists who opposed British rule and wanted to break away and form their own country. These colonists were angered over the many ACTS (rules and taxes) that they were forced to pay and follow, especially since they had no voice in government (Parliament). The Patriots would eventually fight the British in the American Revotionary War.

Brittany Sidwell