Wednesday, December 19, 2012

POWS And A British Brig In Savannah

From Historic and picturesque Savannah:

The marshal of the district of Georgia was requested to parole British prisoners of war in the city, to prevent their viewing the forts, barracks, or other public works in or near the city, under penalty of close confinement should the paroles be violated.  All strangers were also to be immediately reported to the clerk of Council.  In May, 1814, the British brig-of-war "Epervier," carrying eighteen guns, was brought into the Savannah river by the United States sloop-of-war "Peacock," Lewis Warrington commander.

Fort Jackson in Savannah, Georgia

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