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An Analysis of American and British Ordnance from the 1781 Siege of Star Fort at Ninety Six, South Carolina (2020)
DOCUMENT Full-Text James B. Legg. Steven D. Smith.

This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. From May 22 to June 18, 1781, the American Continental Army under the command of General Nathanael Greene laid siege to a Loyalist detachment occupying the fortified village of Ninety Six in the backcountry of South Carolina. The Loyalist defenses included an eight-pointed, star-shaped earthwork fort that was the focus of the American siege, including a desperate and unsuccessful...