The Discovery of Carr’s Fort.

by Daniel Russ on October 5, 2013

 

 

The Revolutionary War was going badly for the British. Which was frustrating. They won almost every battle, they had the biggest most formidable army or navy in the western world. And it wasn’t as if the Colonials were really that fearsome on the battlefield.

 

It’s just that they wouldn’t quit.

 

Most of the fighting was spread from Virginia northwards all the way to Boston and upstate New York. The British decided perhaps then that they would find more sympathetic followers in the south. So the southern strategy was engaged. British Army nits were marching south and establishing outposts.

 

A breakthrough was made in the search for one of these outposts that was known as Carr’s Fort. After a search with metal detectors of a 4 square mile area, they found musket ammunition, rifle parts, frying pans and horseshoes. No sign of Carr himself, but records indicate he was killed in a raid by Creek Indians. The fort itself wasn’t occupied unless the town was under attack by Indians or by British.

 

The fort was established and taken by the British. Quickly there after 200 colonials took the fort back and drove the loyalists away. The fort itself played a big role in the battle of Kettle Creek, the only real win by Georgians against the Tories.

 

Source: AP

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