Fort Mcintosh, Georgia

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Fort Mcintosh, Georgia

FORT MCINTOSH, GEORGIA. 2-4 February 1777. As the rebels got the upper hand in Georgia at the end of 1776, Loyalist refugees gathered in East Florida, where Governor Patrick Tonyn was actively organizing militia and fitting out privateers. Here Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Brown assembled his Florida Rangers and led them on raids from a base on the St. Marys River (the boundary between Florida and Georgia). The Loyalists attacked Fort McIntosh, a small, bastioned stockade about one hundred feet square on the left bank of the Satilla River in southeastern Georgia. The fifty-man garrison of Captain Richard Winn surrendered after two days, and all of them were paroled except for two officers who were taken to St. Augustine as hostages.

SEE ALSO Brown, Thomas.

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