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  •  Nor did the South (2+ / 0-)
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    Glen The Plumber, tofumagoo

    Send in their militias to aid in the Revolution, but it wasn't because of where it was fought. But more on that in the next post.

    •  I be the people (1+ / 0-)
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      Charles Hall

      in the "Southern Theatre" of the Revolutionary War would love to hear you tell us all about it.

      Keen to recover their lands and be rewarded for their loyalty to the crown, these men realized that the best way in which to convince the British to undertake a major operation in the South would be to exaggerate the level of potential Loyalist support. As a group, they had great influence on the British ministers in London.[13] The British operated under the expectation that they would find substantial support for their actions, if only they liberated the right areas. While in South Carolina, Cornwallis wrote in a letter to Clinton that "Our assurances of attachment from our poor distressed friends in North Carolina are as strong as ever."[14] For the most part, this assumption was incorrect, as Cornwallis soon realized as the campaign progressed.[15]
      •  The point being? (0+ / 0-)

        Not fighting with the Brittish or joining with them doesn't mean they fought against them. Some did, but not on the same scale and for reasons which had nothing to do with the Revolution at all.

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