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Ninety Six: End Game

March 31, 2017 - Posted in Digital by W. Richardson and S. Folks

Ninety Six was a small frontier town near Greenwood, South Carolina—an essential part of the geography of British strongholds designed to seal off Charleston and the low country from French, Spanish, and Indian attack. At the “Star Fort”  in Ninety Six, a band of loyalists held their ground, waiting to see what would happen.  

On May 21, 1781, General Greene and approximately a thousand troops, marched south towards Ninety-Six, to lay “siege” to the Star Fort.  It is was the longest field siege of The American Revolution.  It lasted 28 days.

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Funding and support for the production is provided by The National Park Service, The Self Family Foundation, The George Washington Endowment Fund of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, The South Carolina State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, and a contribution from Dr. Charles B. Hanna.

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