Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana

The Battle of Brier Creek March 3, 1779

A little over two weeks after the Battle of Kettle Creek, another larger force of English soldiers numbering around 4,000 in all, under the command of Archibald Campbell, set off on a military campaign along the Savannah River Valley in search of the soldiers of the Southern Anishinabe Confederation who were in that region. Catching up to a force of brave soldiers from the Southern Anishinabe Confederation, the English soldiers attacked the rear guard of the Indian military force, while ahead and to the sides of the Indian military force, were obstacles which led to the Indian and black soldiers agreeing to flee from the heavy English assault into the swamps along their sides. They really had no choice because the terrain did not offer them a good enough opportunity to organize themselves properly to better fight the large English military force, who took advantage of the horrible predicament the soldiers from the Southern Anishinabe Confederation, were in. White casualties in the battle were 216 killed or wounded, while the Indian casualties were certainly high, and included around 173 captured then probably killed later on.

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