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Civil War Trust

Revolutionary Siege of Charleston Tour
(Saturday)

with Carl Borick

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Walking Level: Heavy

Tour Description: In February 1880, the British laid siege to Charleston and, after three months of heavy bombardment, the city surrendered. The May 12, 1780, surrender of 5,500 American soldiers at Charleston remains the third largest mass-surrender in the history of the United States Army. The British capture of Charleston marked the beginning of the critical Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War, which ultimately saw major American victories at King’s Mountain, Cowpens and Guilford Court House. Join Author, and Director of the Charleston Museum, Carl Borick for an introductory lecture followed by a walk of the siege lines and a chance to visit an impressive collection of Revolutionary War artifacts at The Charleston Museum. The tour will also include visits to the Heyward-Washington House and The Old Exchange Museum.

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