Siege of Charleston



Y/M/D Description Place
1780/03/23 Drayton Hall becomes field headquarters for Sir Henry Clinton and several thousand British Regular Troops encamp at the plantation. Drayton Hall, Charleston, SC
1780/03/29 8,000 British troops cross the Ashley River at Drayton Hall to lay siege to Charleston. Drayton Hall, Charleston, SC
1780/05/12 Major General Lincoln surrenders his 5,000 Patriots to the British Army. C C Pinckney will be a prisoner of war until his release in 1782.
1780/05/15 Henry Clinton establishes the Miles Brewton House as military headquarters of the Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War. Remaining under British control until 1782, the soldiers left graffiti on the marble mantels. Miles Brewton House, Charleston, SC
1780/06/00 Following the surrender of Charleston to the British in May 1780, Gen William Moultrie's memoirs recount a June 1780 meeting in the upstairs drawing room of Jacob Motte's home with British officers, Lord Cornwallis and General Patterson. Hibben House, Mount Pleasant, SC
1780/06/00 British Regulars use The Exchange as a barracks, and its basement as a military prison. The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, Charleston, SC
1780/08/27 Edward Rutledge, Arthur Middleton and Thomas Heyward are captured by British forces and held in the Provost Dungeon. The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, Charleston, SC
1780/09/04 Edward Rutledge, Arthur Middleton and Thomas Heyward leave Charleston to be imprisoned in St Augustine, Florida. They were released during a prisoner exchange in July of 1781.
1780/11/00 Major General Lincoln is exchanged for the British Major General William Phillips and returns to the Continental Army.

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