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Title Letter [manuscript]: Augusta, [Ga.], to [Benjamin] Lincoln, Charles Town [i.e. Charleston, S.C.], 1780 Jan. 17
Author Parker, Richard (d.1780)
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: January 17, 1780, letter from Col. Richard Parker in Augusta, Ga., to Maj. Gen. Lincoln, who was in Charleston preparing for the impending attack of Sir Henry Clinton and the British fleet, reporting that Indians had arrived in Savannah "with an intention of distressing this country". Parker also notes that British soldiers of the 60th and 16th regiments who had embarked at Sunbury, Ga., for "Augustine", would have deserted if given the opportunity.
Names Clinton, Sir Henry; Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)
Places Augusta, Savannah, Georgia, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Keywords war, US War of Independence, attack, expedition, navy, army, soldiers, British Colonialism, Continental Army, alliance
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Southeast
Additional Information Parker was a Virginian Revolutionary War colonel who died May 8, 1780, of wounds received during the siege of Charleston. Appointed colonel of the 1st Virginia Regiment (Continental Line) in 1778, Parker moved his troops south to Augusta, Ga., the following summer, where they defended the Georgia frontier under the command of Maj. Gen. Benjamin Lincoln.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 681
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue