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Daniel J. Tortora

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781469621227

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621227.001.0001

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Flush’d with Success

Flush’d with Success

Cherokee Victory and the Fall of Fort Loudoun

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(p.117) 8 Flush’d with Success
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Carolina in Crisis
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Daniel J. Tortora

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621227.003.0009

This chapter recounts the Cherokee victory against Colonel Archibald Montgomery and their subsequent capture of Fort Loudoun, with the summer of 1760 marking the height of Cherokee power in the Southeast. Despite the desire for peace expressed by several of the key players from previous conflicts, the Cherokees pressed ahead with their attacks against the British. Their success, however, came at a heavy price. Their military campaigns had laid waste to much of the Lower Towns; and disease, starvation, and lack of ammunition were rampant. Peace finally became a more appealing option, but both sides could not, for various reasons—political, cultural, and otherwise—end the hostilities, and so the conflict dragged on.

Keywords:   Fort Loudoun, Archibald Montgomery, military campaigns, 1760, the Southeast, peace

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