American Prisoners in the Revolutionary South

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American Prisoners in the Revolutionary South
Carl P. Borick
Director, The Charleston Museum
April 19, 2016
00:56:42

During the Siege of Charleston in 1780, British forces under General Sir Henry Clinton and Admiral Mariot Arbuthnot captured nearly six thousand American troops, the largest number of prisoners taken during a single operation of the Revolutionary War. Mr. Borick discusses the fates of the captured men and the role they played in the British failure in the South.

Video courtesy of C-SPAN’s American History TV