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Photographer: Brian Scott
Taken: September 5, 2008
Caption: Original The Artillery Marker
Additional Description: The American army attacked Ninety Six and the Loyalist defenders used heavy cannon fire against each other.
Cruger had three small cannon, firing only three pound shot, mounted on wooden platforms in the Star Redoubt. The British artillerymen were able to direct their fire against the Patriots until marksmen on the rifle tower drove the gunners to cover.
Greene's army had four six pounders which he mounted on artillery batteries near the siegeworks. As the siege trenches moved toward the Star, Greene advanced his cannon to provide greater protection to the troops.
Submitted: September 7, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p34703
File Size: 2.506 Megabytes
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