Happy Factual Friday! It may be Valentine’s Day but it’s also the 235th anniversary of the Battle of Kettle Creek of the Revolutionary War.
This battle took place in Georgia, a state not first in most people’s minds when they think of the Revolutionary War. In fact, I don’t think it would appear in the top 10.
This was a battle between Patriot forces and a much larger Loyalist militia. Loyalists numbered between 600-800 to the Patriot forces of 300 to 350. Loyalists suffered 40-70 killed and 75 wounded or captured. Patriots suffered 9 killed and 23 wounded. The whole battle took place over a period of less than 2 hours.
The Loyalists lost the battle but Great Britain would take Georgia as a whole by 1780.
Short battles always just shock me so next week’s factual Friday topic: the 10 shortest battles in history.
Have a great weekend!