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New Jersey Volunteers
The Siege of Augusta

Extract of a letter from Lieut. Wm. STEVENSON, to Lieut. Col. BARTON, Staten Island, New York, dated:

Gilbert Town, North Carolina,
September 25, 1780.

Dear Colonel:

The rebels rose in Georgia, and the 12th instant attacked Colonel BROWN in Augusta. He being very weak was obliged to leave the town, and take shelter in a fort where he had his stores for the Indians;

but on the approach of Colonel CRUGER from Ninety Six, and a body of Indians accidently coming down, the rebels fled, and Colonel BROWN sallying out, they killed and took several hundred of them.

Major FERGUSON has just received a letter from Col. CRUGER, who informs him that he has fallen in with the rebels and taken most of their plunder, killed a great number of them, hanged Several of the inhabitants, and has a great many more to hang; he likewise retook several brass field pieces.

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Draper Manuscript Collection, Sumter Papers, 4VV268-269.

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