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Original Approach Trench Marker
Photographer: Brian Scott
Taken: September 5, 2008
Caption: Original Approach Trench Marker
Additional Description: On June 3, 1781, Cruger reported to Lord Rawdon that the Patriot sappers "continue industriously at work [and]...are within less than sixty yards of our Star Redoubt..."

The Americans pushed the approach trench relentlessly toward the Star Fort. By June 9, the siege trenches were within forty yards of the fort and Patriot troops could threaten the defenders with musket fire.
Submitted: September 8, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p34855
File Size: 2.498 Megabytes

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