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While Greene and his army remained on the Santee Hills until late in the fall, his partisan corps, led by Marion, Sumter, Lee, and others, were driving the British forces from post to post, in the low country, and smiting Tory bands in every direction.
The British finally evacuated all their interior stations and retired to Charleston, pursued almost to the edge of the city by the partisan troops.
The main army occupied a position between
General Greene crossing the River Dan. that city and Jacksonboro, where the South Carolina legislature had resumed its sessions.
Greene had failed to win victories in battle, but had fully accomplished the object of his campaign— namely, to liberate the Carolinas and Georgia from British rule.
In the course of nine months he had recovered the three Southern States, and at the close of 1781 he had all the British troops below Virginia hemmed within the cities of Charleston and Savannah.
After the disaster at the Cowpens, Co