Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine's 1779 Style

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Valentine Blog Hop
February 1-14, 2012

The Valentine Blog Hop is an assortment of contests and giveaways
 Hosted by Book Luvin Babes it spans across 25 Author blogs!

Be sure to enter the contest for one or more of the blogs participating (please enter mine! Keep Scrolling!).

The winners from those contests will be entered to win the Grand Prize a beautiful heart necklace!

My home state of Georgia is rich in history, most of which centers around the Civil War. In my quest for knowledge, I was surprised to discover links to the Revolutionary War, as well. As I thumb through my latest book "A Guide to the Battles of the American Revolution", I find a section on Georgia. 

The Battle of Kettle Creek took place February 14th, 1779. 
When our local militia showed those Red Coats what for! After conquering Savannah, the British moved through Georgia collecting Tories and taking out pockets of rebels. Even though the British had twice as many men, they were surrounded by the militia on their home ground. They sloshed through the marshes and hills to attack. The Tories fought hard until their commander, James Boyd, was mortally wounded. With the rebels gaining higher ground, the British retreated. 

Although this campaign only took about an hour, it invigorated the southern spirit and rallied the cause of freedom.

So this Valentine's Day, instead of buying into commercialism, give thanks to the freedoms we have today, due to those brave men, who refused to give an inch. 

In honor of the 223rd Anniversary, their will be a reenactment at Fort Washington Park, 2/11/2012

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