Manuscript Collection

Charleston Siege Journal - Accession 608

Title

Charleston Siege Journal - Accession 608

Files

Identifier

Accession 608

Inclusive Dates

1780

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1 microfiche

Language

English;

Scope and Content Note

The Charleston Siege Journal consists of a microfiched copy of an anonymous diary of a member of the Corps of British Engineers, Capt. James Moncrief (1741-1793) commanding, in the British Army during the March-May siege for Charleston, SC during the American Revolutionary War. The British siege of Charleston marked the beginning of the major British efforts to focus on the southern theatre to put down the rebellion. The diary was found among the papers of Lt. John A. Wilson (1789-1833) a prominent American Surveyor and engineer. His father, James Wilson (d. 1798), served in the Royal Engineers under Capt. Moncrief and is the possible author of the diary.

Additional Notes

There are digital scans of the microfiche available for use in the Pettus Archives Research Area.

Provenance

The microfiche was purchased from the South Carolina Historical Society.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

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