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From Obscurity to Significance: Commemorating the Battle of Brier Creek

An exhibition presented by Nathan Chapman, Graduate Student (Department of History; March - May 2024).

Through the end of the semester, the second floor of Henderson Library will feature a student-curated exhibition, “From Obscurity to Significance: Commemorating the Battle of Brier Creek.”

On March 3, 1779, British forces ambushed and defeated Patriot forces in Georgia at Brier Creek near the Savannah River. This British victory allowed colonial rule to be reestablished in Georgia until 1781, which greatly restricted the capabilities of Patriot forces in the Southern colonies. This exhibition highlights the historic Battle of Brier Creek and the battlefield located in present-day Sylvania, Georgia.

The exhibition is curated by Nathan Chapman, candidate for the Master’s of Public History and Graduate Assistant for the Fred and Dinah Gretsch Collection at Georgia Southern Museum. Chapman worked with the Brier Creek Revolutionary War Battlefield Association, Inc. (BCRWBA) in the creation of a digital trail that spans the landscape of the Battlefield.


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