American Revolution Podcast

ARP248 Charleston Falls

June 12, 2022

After surrounding Charleston South Carolina, British General Henry Clinton compels the Continental Army under Benjamin Lincoln to surrender.  The British deny their opponents the honors of war, taking the entire defending army as prisoners of war.  The surrender in May 1780 marks the greatest loss for the Americans during the course of the Revolution.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: A Gallant Defense: The Siege of Charleston, 1780, by Carl Borick. 

Online Recommendation of the Week: Original papers relating to the siege of Charleston, 1780, by Benjamin Lincoln:

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