Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Surrender of Charleston 230 Years Ago Today

On May 12th, 1780 General Lincoln surrendered Charleston to Sir Henry Clinton after the siege of Charelston that started on March 12th ,1780. This was the third attempt of the British to take Charleston and Clinton's secound. Thus bringing South Carolina back under the control of the Royal Crown.

Sir Henry Clinton

1 comment:

  1. Also the anniversary of the American seizure of Crown Point in 1775 (which I'm reading about at the moment). Surprisingly, this seems to have been of greater importance than the better known taking of Fort Ticonderoga on May 10.