. Lt. Col. Archibald Campbell captured Savannah on 29 Dec. 1778 with little trouble.
His detailed report on the victory was dated 16 Jan. and printed in the London Chronicle
of 23–25 Feb. In the Chronicle
, 25–27 Feb., two items referred to reinforcements for Georgia, one reporting that
Campbell had requested additional troops, “the provincials being found stronger than
they imagined them.” Such reports were only rumors, for no reference to such a request
appears in Campbell's report of 16 Jan. or in later ones, and, considering the ease
of his victory and the reported willingness of the populace to flock to the British
flag, reinforcements were unnecessary. Campbell's troops were joined to the force
under Gen. Augustine Prevost that marched from St. Petersburg, but Clinton sent no
additional troops from New York (Ward, War of the Revolution
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