Historyman presents: Fort Charlotte

Victory thwarted by treachery and deceit in July of 1775! Patriot Major James Mayson\’s men successfully snatch the gunpowder and supplies from Fort Charlotte (Savannah River) on the 12th. But they lose it 5 days later when the militia at Ninety Six turn back to the Crown. Mayson\’s men march into Ninety Six and are forced to surrender to those who were thought to be Patriots! William Cunningham, the nephew of Loyalist General Robert Cunningham, is in the Patriot militia with Mayson. William would later turn out to be a turncoat and become a bloodthirsty murderer by war\’s end.(1)(2) Freedom Reigns!

(1) Parker\’s Guide to the American Revolutionary War in South Carolina, John C. Parker Jr.

(2)South Carolina History Walter Edgar

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