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Patriots defeat Loyalists at Kettle Creek

Patriots defeat Loyalists at Kettle Creek
  • On 14 February 1779 at Kettle Creek, Georgia. A Patriot militia force of 340 led by Colonel Andrew Pickens of South Carolina with Colonel John Dooly and Lieutenant Colonel Elijah Clarke of Georgia defeats a larger force of 700 Loyalist militia commanded by Colonel James Boyd.
  • The Patriots attempted a two-dimensional assault. Pickens line connected with the Loyalists, while Dooly and Clarke's men endeavoured to cross the river and surrounding swamp.
  • Dooly and Clarke's troops were soon stalled at the troublesome intersection and however Boyd had sent 150 of his men out to scrounge for sustenance that morning, the Loyalists still had the high ground.

Related Question:-

Q.1 What was the outcome of the Battle of Kettle Creek?
A. World War 2
B. American Revolutionary War
C. World War 1
D. American Civil War
Ans: American Revolutionary War
Q.2 When did the Battle of Kettle Creek begin?
A. 6 September 1770
B. 4 june 1789
C. 14 February 1779
D. 5 April 1808
Ans: 14 February 1779

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