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This article on  the Battle of Charleston provides facts and information about this conflict between the British and American forces during the Revolutionary War:

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Battle of Charleston
Battle of Charleston Definition: The Battle of Charleston was a military conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in North America during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). The year and date that the Battle of Charleston took place on Wednesday, March 29, 1780. The battlefield in which the British and American Forces fought during the Battle of Charleston was located in Charleston, South Carolina. The Siege of Charleston ended in victory for the British. 

Overview and Summary of the Battle of Charleston
The British commander Sir Henry Clinton could not conquer the Northern colonies with the forces given him. However, in the South there were many loyalists and resistance to the British Resistance was not so strong. The British forces under the command of Sir Henry Clinton therefore decided to attempt the conquest of the South. Savannah was easily seized  and the French and Americans failed to retake it in the Battle of Savannah. In the spring of 1780, Sir Henry Clinton, with a large army, landed on the coast between Savannah and Charleston. He marched overland to Charleston and besieged it from the land side. The Americans held out for a long time but on May 12, 1780, Benjamin Lincoln unconditionally surrendered Charleston and 4650 Continental soldiers to Clinton. It was the greatest loss of manpower and equipment of the war for the Americans and gave the British nearly complete control of the Southern colonies. Sir Henry Clinton then sailed back to New York, and left to Lord Cornwallis the further conquest of the Carolinas. The Battle of Camden followed.

The Importance and Significance of the Battle of Charleston
Significance of the Battle of Charleston: The significance of the conflict was that the British gained control of South and the Americans lost many soldiers due to the surrender.

 

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Facts about the Battle of Charleston
Facts about who fought in the Battle of Charleston and who were the leaders of the conflict. Facts about where the Battle of Charleston was fought, the location of the battlefield. Facts and stats about the number of troops involved in the conflict and the numbers of those who were killed, wounded, missing in action or captured. Interesting history and facts about the Battle of Charleston:

Fast Facts about the Battle of Charleston
Name of Conflict: Battle of Charleston
 
 
Result of the Battle of Charleston: The Battle of Charleston ended in victory for the British
 
 
Location of Battlefield: The battlefield was located in Charleston, South Carolina
 
 
Date of the Battle of Charleston: Wednesday, March 29, 1780
 
 
Combatants: The British Army fought against the Americans
 
 

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Battle of CharlestonAmerican Colonies British Forces 
Names of Leaders & Commanders:
 
 Benjamin Lincoln Admiral Mariot Arbuthnot
Sir Henry Clinton
 
 
Strength of Forces:
 
 5466 13500 
Number of men killed in the Battle of Charleston:
 
 92 76 
Number of men wounded:
 
 148 182 
Number of men captured:
 
 4650 0 

The following picture represents some of the early designs of the American flag. The idea of flying a flag grew from the requirements of ancient warfare and the battlefield and used as a rallying point for troops.


 

 

American Revolutionary war - The Battle of Charleston
The American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), which included the Battle of Charleston, was the culmination of the political American Revolution, in which many of the American colonists rejected the legitimacy of the British Parliament to govern the 13 colonies without representation.

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The Battle of Charleston

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