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My second Geocache. I was born and raised in Savannah. I love its history and the people who live here.
What you see before you is a reconstruction of the "Spring Hill" Redoubt. It was rediscovered a few years ago by archeologists working with the Coastal Heritage Society. This was the area of some of the fiercist fighting of the battle.
The rest of the battlefield has been developed over the years and no longer exists as it did in those days.
Many people do not know that this battle was the 2nd bloodiest battle of the American Revolution (the bloodiest being the Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts).
Comte Jean Baptiste Hector d'Estaing with about 4,500 soldiers, joined by Benjamin Lincoln with about 2,100 Americans, sought to wrest Savannah from the British, who had about 2,500 defenders. After a siege of three weeks, on 9 October 1779 a general assault resulted in a disastrous failure. More than 1,000 of the attacking forces were killed, including Count Casimir Pulaski and Sergeant William Jasper, of Fort Moultrie fame. Lack of coordination and under-standing between the French and Americans was considered to be the reason for the defeat.
The British held the city until the end of the war.
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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:39:22 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:39 PM GMT)
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