Savannah
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T   racing the footsteps of
    the Revolution
             On Oct. 9, 1779, American and French
             forces mount...
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Savannah Under Fire Brochure

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This brochure highlights our major finds from the 2007-2008 season.

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Savannah Under Fire Brochure

  1. 1. Savannah Under Fire Tracing the Footsteps of the Revolution in Savannah, Georgia This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions Image Courtesy of the Army Art Collection, U.S. Army Center of or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do Military History not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.
  2. 2. T racing the footsteps of the Revolution On Oct. 9, 1779, American and French forces mounted an unsuccessful attack on British-held Savannah resulting in massive Patriot casualties. Coastal Heritage Society archaeologists, supported by the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program, revealed Revolutionary War archaeological sites throughout Archaeologists work in Madison Square while tourists and locals observe. through archaeology downtown Savannah. Our Discoveries: • Madison Square: a 5 1/2 foot deep ditch dug and defended by the British in 1779. Right: Map showing locations containing Revolutionary War archaeology sites. American troops filled the ditch in 1782. • Lafayette Square: dishes and other artifacts used by British soldiers in 1779. • Emmet Park: a deep feature that may be related to the gun battery or to Fort Prevost. Below: Gun cock from a British • Colonial Park Cemetery: Using ground Brown Bess penetrating radar, we identified a large musket. anomaly that may be part of Revolutionary War defenses. Top: 1784 map of defenses and military camps in Savannah. Above: Gunflint. Coastal Heritage Society Note: north is at the bottom of this map. www.chsgeorgia.org

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