The American Revolution in South Carolina

Bombardment of Charlestown

May 8, 1780


Patriot Cdr:

Major General
Benjamin Lincoln
British Cdr:

General Sir Henry Clinton
Killed:

Unknown
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

0
Old District: 

Charles Town District
Present County:

Charleston County

May 8, 1780 was one day with the fiercest shelling of the town of Charlestown by the British fleet during the Seige of Charlestown. Many buildings and homes were set on fire and panic ensued. The locals pressed the military to surrender.



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