Database

Tybee Lighthouse, Fort.

What: Skirmish, 10 Sep 1779, *French fleet vs. "Fort" Tybee

Where: 32.0218809, -80.8456660

Maps: [map notes]

Sources:

  • NBBAS:One, p.332.
    The French fleet arrived at Georgia on September 10th and moved to the Tybee Lighthouse at the mouth of the Savannah River. Fort Tybee had one 24-pounder and one 8- inch howitzer, but it was no match for the fleet. After firing their guns a few times they abandoned the fort. That night a French detachment occupied the fort. On the stormy night of September 11th 1,200 French troops landed unopposed at Beaulieu beach on Ossabaw Sound, south of Savannah.

  • Sherman's Calendar.... Too early for this work. To avoid long downloads, use option to "Save and view this PDF in Reader".

  • RevWar75 RevWar75   listing 9/9/1779 Tybee Island. Shown as "American" (French) victory.

    Submitted by: Patrick O'Kelley.

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    Confidence level: 5