3 March, 1779.
Compare Ibid., 8 March, 1779.
Flushed with his rapid success, Campbell promised protection to the inhabitants, but only on condition that they would support the royal government with their arms.
In this way the people of the low country of Georgia had no choice but to join the British standard, or flee to the upland or to South Carolina.
The captive soldiers, refusing to enlist in the British service, were crowded on board prison-ships to be swept away by infection.
Moses Allen, the chaplain of the Georgia brigade, fervid in the pulpit and in battle, after a loathsome confinement of many months, was drowned in attempting to escape by swimming.
The war was plainly to be conducted without mercy, and terror was to compensate for the want of numbers.
Many submitted; but determined republicans sought an asylum in the western parts of the state.
Early in January, 1779, Brigadier-General Prevost
1779. Jan. marched as a conqueror across lower Georgia to Savannah,