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The Battle of Kettle Creek February 14, 1779

Although it was winter the battles were heating up down south between the English and the Southern Anishinabe Confederation, during the early part of February of 1779. The Battle of Kettle Creek took place near present day Washington, Georgia, after a large force of brave soldiers from the Southern Anishinabe Confederation, ambushed a large force of English soldiers numbering 1,140 under the command of Colonel James Boyd. Evidently the English soldiers were capable of keeping themselves organized after the ambush commenced, but over time the heavy assault from the Indian and black soldiers eventually led to the English soldiers rethinking their strategies, especially after their commander Colonel Boyd was killed. Not long after Colonel Boyd was killed, the remaining English soldiers agreed to retreat from the battle they were losing. English casualties were 67 killed, 93 wounded, and about 22 who were captured.

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