Revolutionary War fort found in Ga.

18 Dec


Frontier fort in Wilkes County, Ga. has been discovered. 

Less than two months after British forces captured Savannah in December 1778, patriot militiamen scored a rare Revolutionary War victory in Georgia after a short but violent gunbattle forced British loyalists to abandon a small fort built on a frontiersman’s cattle farm. 

The February 1779 shootout at Carr’s Fort turned back men sent to Wilkes County to recruit colonists loyal to the British army. It was also a prelude to the more prominent battle of Kettle Creek, where the same patriot fighters who attacked the fort went on to ambush and decimated an advancing British force of roughly 800 men.   The battles were a blow to British plans to make gains in Georgia.

Read more here.


Posted by on December 18, 2013 in Uncategorized


5 responses to “Revolutionary War fort found in Ga.

  1. Dannyboy53

    December 18, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Outstanding, and a fascinating story Soffitrat! Another bit of Americana uncovered. With heavy casualties at both Fort Carr and Kettle Creek it shows the courage and determination of American Patriots.

    I have been through those areas many times while driving over the road hauling loads from Georgia Pacific and others in and out of Athens and Savannah to points west. There is some very nice countryside around there. I’m glad this was found and look forward to reading more about it’s history in the future.

    Thanks for sharing this ‘rat!

    • Soffitrat

      December 18, 2013 at 7:39 pm

      Men across the colonies were all getting the same message. They were willing to uproot their families, fight, and die in wildernesses. Many gave their all, their whole experience on this rock, for those principles. To throw off a Tyrant, in the form of the most powerful organized military the world had ever seen. Little did they know that we (their descendants) would be facing the same Tyrant 235 years later.

      • Dannyboy53

        December 18, 2013 at 9:03 pm

        Soffitrat you are correct in our forefathers (not mine, they weren’t here yet!) having no idea we would be facing tyranny again. To be brutally frank brother, they probably figured we had enough sense not to be shanghaied by it!

        • The Soffitrat

          December 18, 2013 at 11:22 pm

          Boy, were they wrong! They had no idea what cowards we would evolve into.

  2. Dannyboy53

    December 19, 2013 at 8:59 am

    I can only imagine their reaction if they could see how we as a people have allowed this nation to deteriorate as it has. I would not want to be the one to tell them.


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