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Barres, Joseph Frederick Wallet des (1722-1824) A sketch of the operations before Charlestown, the capital of South Carolina

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01859 Author/Creator: Barres, Joseph Frederick Wallet des (1722-1824) Place Written: London, England Type: Map Date: circa 1780 Pagination: 1 map ; 110 x 81 cm.

Large engraved map showing military operations, fortifications and outlying plantations, together with shallows and swamps. Shows positions of the various army units and notes that the Americans surrendered the city on 12 May 1780. Imprint from original atlas. Nebenzahl, Battle Plans of the American Revolution, 80.

Joseph Des Barres was a surveyor and artist for the British Army in North America.

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