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Fort Cornwallis.

Other names: Mackay's Trading Post, Fort Cornwallis: Brown's Fort

What:
Siege, McKay's Trading Post, Col. Clarke vs. *Lt.Col. Brown, 14-18 Sep 1780
Battle, Fort Grierson, *BG Pickens vs. Col. Grierson, 23 May 1781
Siege, Fort Cornwallis, *BG Pickens vs. Lt.Col. Brown 24 May -1 June 1781

Where:
33.476724 -81.960655, Fort Cornwallis
33.478673 -81.970286, Fort Grierson
33.486792 -81.991197 McKay's Trading Post

Maps: [map notes]

  • 33.476724,-81.960655, Fort Cornwallis
  • ACME Mapper.
  • National Map
  • Google
  • Confidence: 3

  • 33.486792 -81.991197 McKay's Trading Post
  • ACME Mapper.
  • National Map
  • Google
  • Confidence: 2

  • 33.478673 -81.970286, Fort Grierson
  • ACME Mapper.
  • National Map
  • Google
  • Confidence: 4

    Sources:

    • CBB: 33.476724,-81.960655. Basis for Ft. Cornwallis site location.

    • NBBAS:Two p.304-308. McKay's Trading Post, Augusta GA, 14-18 Sep 1780
    • NBBAS:Three
      p.258-261. Battle, Fort Grierson, 23 May 1781.
      p.262-267. Siege, Fort Cornwallis, 24 May - 1 Jun 1781

    • Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution Vol.2 No.9, p.7.: "The area where Fort Grierson was located is marked by a historical marker about three quarters of mile northwest of St. Paulís church at the corner of 11th Street and Reynolds at the side of a Richmond County fire station as shown in photo." Basis for Ft. Grierson site location.
      Vol.2 No.9, p.10-11: location of McKay Trading post. Basis for McKay T.P. site location.

    • Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution
      Search for fort cornwallis. 57 returns (through 9-2006).
      Search for fort grierson. 27 returns (through 9-2006).
      Search for mckay house. 1 returns (through 9-2006).
      Search for mackay house. 12 returns (through 9-2006).

    • Sherman's Calendar....
      Search for fort cornwallis. 22 returns.
      Search for fort grierson. 12 returns.
      Search for mckay's trading. 1 returns.
      1st Siege of Augusta, September 1780, p.182 ff.
      2nd Siege of Augusta, May-June 1781, p.370 ff.
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    • RevWar75 RevWar75
      listing 9/14 - 18/1780 Forts Grierson and Cornwallis (Augusta) . British victory.
    • listing 5/23/1781 Fort Grierson (Augusta). American victory.
      5/24 - 6/1/1781 Fort Cornwallis (Seige of Augusta). American victory.

    Related sites: Liberty Hill

    Confidence level: See above.

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