They discover a fort used during the American War of Independence

They discover a fort used during the American War of Independence

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Archaeologists of the LAMAR institute discovered the location of the Carr Fort, a border fortification that was engulfed in Revolutionary War, attacked on February 10, 1779.

Six researchers they conducted a month-long search of 2,700 hectares of land in the forest of the Beaverdam Creek basin. During that month a dozen bullets, several pieces of rifle and a hundred articles of iron and brass belonging to the 18th century have come to light.

Robert Carr, the captain of the Patriot Georgia militia, lived in a fortress during 1778 accompanied by about 100 soldiers. At the end of 1778 a British campaign was launched in order to recover the southern colonies, which depended on a great recruiting effort among the frontier settlers.

On February 10 the Carr Fort it was occupied by 80 Conservatives, led by Captains John Hamilton and Dougald Campbell, who were soon besieged by militias from South Carolina and Patriot Georgia, who had been tracking the Conservatives.

For several hours they carried out a deep-sea shooting in which more than a dozen of each side died and ending with the patriot victory, being the Captain Carr killed a few weeks later.

The team used metal detectors to search for evidence of the fortress or the battlefield, finding more than a dozen settlements belonging to the century XVIIIBut none of them happened to be the strong one.

Finding Fort de Carr was practically impossible as little information about its location and characteristics was known. The historians provided clues that narrowed the search to a dozen sites and found it. THE SEA, in the last hour of the last day of the project duration.

The discovery of the fort of Carr indicates that there may still be remains of more than 30 fortresses at Wilkes, a place where great revolutionary sentiment developed during the American Revolution.

Investigate, locate and find fortifications and battlefields It is one of the objectives that LAMAR maintains in its studies, including within this idea from the Revolutionary War to the periods of the Civil War.

Among the sites that have been investigated that are related to the Revolutionary War are the battlefields of Kettle Creek, New Ebenezer, Sansavilla Bluff, Savannah, and Sunbury.

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