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January 2, 1779 Archibald Campbell leaves Hessians to guard Savannah and begins a march to Augusta.
  City of Augusta, Georgia
  City of Savannah, Georgia
January 3, 1779 The British under Archibald Campbell take Ebeneezer
January 5, 1779 Stephen Decatur is born, Sinnepuxent, Maryland
  Stephen Decatur
January 5, 1779 Zebulon Montgomery Pike is born, Somerset County, New Jersey.
  Zebulon Pike
January 6, 1779 Battle of Sunbury - Fort commander John McIntosh replies "Come and take it" to the British demand for surrender.
January 9, 1779
  Georgia and the American Revolution
January 24, 1779 Archibald Campbell leaves Savannah with about 1,000 men, heading northwest to Augusta.
January 31, 1779 British take Augusta
  City of Augusta, Georgia
  Georgia and the American Revolution
February 14, 1779 British withdraw from Augusta
  City of Augusta, Georgia
  Georgia and the American Revolution
February 14, 1779 Battle of Kettle Creek - American forces under the command of Andrew Pickens, Elijah Clarke and John Dooley defeat a larger number of British forces in rural Georgia. For more information see: Georgia Fights Back The Battle of Kettle Creek or visit the battlefield at: Kettle Creek battlefield
  Andrew Pickens
  Georgia and the American Revolution
  Wilkes County, Georgia
March 3, 1779 Battle of Briar (Brier) Creek. British forces drive the American forces (mostly militia) from the field of battle. Samuel Elbert and his men, protecting the unorderly retreat of the North Carolina regiments, are captured by the British.
  Georgia and the American Revolution
March 4, 1779 English Lt. Colonel James Mark Prevost appointed acting governor of Georgia, to serve until the arrival of James Wright
  James Wright
March 21, 1779 British Indian Agent John Stuart dies, Pensacola
June 28, 1779 Battle of Hickory Hill
  Georgia and the American Revolution
July 22, 1779 James Wright returns as royal governor of Georgia
  James Wright
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
  Georgia and the American Revolution
August 6, 1779 John Wereat becomes President of the Executive Council
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
September 12, 1779 French forces under the command of Admiral Charles Henri D'Estaing land at Beaulieu, a plantation south of Savannah.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
September 16, 1779 General Benjamin Lincoln and Admiral Charles Henri D'Estang lay siege to Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Benjamin Lincoln
  Georgia and the American Revolution
October 6, 1779 Battle of Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Georgia and the American Revolution
October 9, 1779 William Jasper dies, Savannah, Georgia
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
  Georgia and the American Revolution
  William Jasper
November 0, 1779 George Walton elected head of the executive branch
  George Walton
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
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