Plan of the Siege of Savannah, 1779

Georgia did not see any major military events until 1778. In December 1778, the British army recaptured Savannah and by 1779 Sunbury and Augusta were both in British hands as well. Fighting moved to the back country. “The Plan of the Siege of Savannah” map shows the attempt of French Naval General Henri d’Estaing and American forces to recapture Savannah in 1779. The map, created by the British, depicts the failed siege.

“Plan of the Siege of Savannah” From a survey by an Officer. Engraved for Stedman’s History of the American War, Jan. 20th 1794.” From the Georgia Historical Society Map Collection, 1361MP-601.

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