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Title Letter [manuscript]: Long Cane, [S.C.], to Elijah Clark[e], in Gen. Wayne’s camps near Savannah, [Ga.], 1782 Apr. 3
Author Pickens, Andrew (1739-1817)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: April 3, 1782, letter from Pickens to Col. Elijah Clarke of the Georgia militia, regarding Pickens’ second expedition to the Cherokee Nation during March, 1782. Pickens discusses the mission’s problems, including the failure of previously committed troops to materialize, snowy weather, and the inability to obtain corn and other provisions from the deserted Cherokee towns. Pickens reports that the force reached the Cherokee town of Coosa, where they took several captives, held an officers’ council, and determined to turn back before reaching their objective, the Middle Towns.
Names Pickens, Andrew (1739-1817); Clarke, Elijah (1733-1799)
Places Georgia, Coosa, South Carolina, United States
Keywords expedition, weather, militia, goods, Indian Wars, captive, armed forces
Theme American Indians and the US Government; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast
Additional Information Revolutionary War soldier, Congressman, and Indian diplomat. During 1782, Pickens led three expeditions to the Cherokee country.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 723
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue