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Savannah

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Casimir Pulaski

 

Definition: Resounding British victory. The British had seized Savannah a few months earlier. A joint American-French forced tried to take back the city on October 9, 1779. Commanding the American troops is General Benjamin Lincoln. The casualties for the Americans and French are enormous, among them Polish Count Casimir Pulaski, considered the father of American cavalry. His horse was shot from underneath him, and he died of wounds he received in the fall.

Related Resources:
The American Revolutionary War
This fun, illustrated article tells you all you need to know about this famous war, from an easy-to-understand point of view.

Elsewhere on the Web:
More on the Battle of Savannah
Read more about this disastrous battle.

The Revolutionary War: Causes and Major Battles
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