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Simmons' Island.

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What: 11 Feb 1780, MG Leslie landed behind Simmons' Island

Where: 32.60073, -80.19486 (WGS84/NAD83).

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Sources:

  • NBBAS:Two p.26.
    On the evening of February 11th Major General Alexander Leslie landed unopposed on Simmons Island with the Light Infantry and the Grenadiers.[i] Throughout the night the weather did not cooperate and it rained heavily. General Clinton came ashore with the first wave and spent the night under a tree in the rain.

    [i] Simmons Island is the present day Seabrook Island. The main landing took place on Wadmalaw Island near present day Rockville, about 20 miles south of Charlestown at that time.

  • Sherman's Calendar.... p.798-80. To avoid future long downloads, use option to "Save and view this PDF in Reader".

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    Submitted by: Patrick O'Kelley

    Confidence level: 2