Marriot Arbuthnot letters to George Jackson, 1776-1780.
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British troops under the command of Sir Henry Clinton mounted attacks on Fort Sullivan (close to the later site of Fort Sumter) in Charleston Harbor, S.C. by both land and sea in June, 1776, believing its defenses to be incomplete. Repulsed in this effort, they did not launch subsequent assaults on Charleston until 1780. From the description of Henry Clinton Collection, 1776. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 479547858 British general in American Rev...
Epithet: Vice-Admiral Title: Baron Shuldham British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001034.0x000109 ...
Marriot Arbuthnot, British naval officer, appointed commissioner of the navy at Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1775. In 1780, Arbuthnot and Henry Clinton joined forces in an expedition against Charleston, South Carolina, which surrendered in May. In June, hearing news of a French fleet heading to New York, Arbuthnot and Clinton returned north, blockading Admiral Ternay at Gardiner's Bay, Long Island. George Jackson, British admiralty officer, judge advocate of the fleet and sec...