Battle of Kettle Creek

Georgia During the American Revolution

This battle took place on February 14,1779.The Georgia militia, led by Elijah Clarke and Thomas Dooly, attacked a camp of 600 British loyalist. A loyalist is a person who supports their ruler, or king, at the time. The patriots were not many, and they did not have a lot of supplies. But even without the advantage, the patriots defeated the loyalists. This brought a much  needed victory to the patriot army. It boosted them from their other several defeats. It raised the outlook of the Georgia patriots, gave them needed supplies, and set the stage for several victories in the southern back county toward the end of the Revolutionary War.  

This is where it took place.

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