Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
The Siege of Charleston March 29 - May 12, 1780
They had lost the Siege of Savannah almost five months earlier and now they were going to endure another long struggle for control of the southern English city of Charleston, South Carolina, which is located just to the northeast of Savannah, yet the brave soldiers from the Southern Anishinabe Confederation, would bravely fight their white enemies. A force of over 19,000 white soldiers would battle a much smaller force of soldiers from the Southern Anishinabe Confederation, from March 29 to May 12 of 1780. Up in the Rhode Island and New York regions, the English assembled nearly 9,000 soldiers, then set sail for Charleston, South Carolina in December of 1779. They eventually landed just off the coast of Charleston and were soon joined by another large force of white soldiers who sailed up from the Savannah region who numbered around 5,500. After the large white military force reached and entered Charleston, they raised another 5,000 soldiers from the local male population of Charleston. All the English needed to do to enter Charleston was port their many warships then leave their ships to enter Charleston.
However, the brave soldiers from the Southern Anishinabe Confederation were obviously there with their weapons. For almost a month and half the brave soldiers from the Southern Anishinabe Confederation bravely fought the English, and in fact, they inflicted heavy casualties on their white enemies. However, by May 12, 1780 they lifted the siege over the unwanted white city. Historians claim that over 5,000 American soldiers within Charleston surrendered to the English which is a bunch of bull. White casualties during the long siege were 168 killed and 330 wounded. Though the English had recaptured Charleston, the soldiers from the Southern Anishinabe Confederation were still in that region.