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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Michael Dennison

1743 - 1840

 
 
Michael Dennison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
1. Michael Dennison Marker
Inscription.
From New York, Michael joined
Delancey's Loyalist Regiment in
1776. After two years of campaigning
in the north he participated in the
capture of Savannah, the Sieges of
Savannah and Ninety Six, and Battles
of Eutaw Springs and Musgrove's
Mill. At war's end he settled in
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
and died at the age of 97.

 
Erected by Stone Placed by The River Street Inn.
 
Location. 32° 4.552′ N, 81° 6.036′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Martin Luther King Boulevard (West Broad Street). Click for map. Located between Louisville Road and West Harris Street (Between Savannah Visitor Center and Savannah Roundhouse Museum, in the Battlefield Memorial Park). Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Noble W. Jones (here, next to this marker); Col. John Jones (here, next to this marker); Captain Charles Floyd (here, next to this marker); Robert Morris (here, next to this marker); Colonel Mordecai Sheftall
Michael Dennison Marker at the Memorial To The American Revolution image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 16, 2008
2. Michael Dennison Marker at the Memorial To The American Revolution
(here, next to this marker); Col. John White (here, next to this marker); Samuel Elbert (here, next to this marker); Peter Tondee (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Regarding Michael Dennison.

Capture of Savannah
in 1778, British Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Campbell and his force of between 2500 and 3600 troops, which included the 71st Highland regiment, New York Loyalists, and Hessian mercenaries, launch a surprise attack on American forces defending Savannah, Georgia. Savannah remained in British control until the Redcoats left of their own accord on July 11, 1782.
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Siege of Savannah
In one of the war's bloodiest and costliest battles, the 700-plus Allied casualties included Polish volunteer Count Pulaski, and Patriot Sgt. William Jasper, who died trying to raise the fallen flag.
The British held Savannah three more years, after the siege that began on September 16, 1779
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Siege of Ninety Six,
1781, Major General Nathanael Greene and 1,000 Patriots attempt an attack on the critical village of Ninety-Six in the South Carolina backcountry. After failing to seize the fortified settlement, they began a siege of it, which lasted until their retreat on June 18, making it the longest of the War for Independence.
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The Battle of Eutaw Springs-
was one of the hardest fought and bloodiest battles of the Revolution and proved to be the last major engagement of the war to take place in the South. The Patriots' partial victory cemented their near-complete control of the southern section of the country.
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Musgrove's Mill -
brief battle was between a small detachment of Colonial Patriots against a larger group of British Loyalists. But despite the odds, the Patriots were victorious and the battle was considered an important turning point in the war.

 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 296 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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