Patriots in Exile
Charleston Rebels in St. Augustine
during the American Revolution
Thursday, July 30 / 6 PM EST
You are invited to join author Dr. C.L. Bragg for a lively discussion of his recently published book, Patriots in Exile. This FREE virtual talk is part of Middleton Place Foundation’s Speaker Series, in partnership with South Carolina Humanities.
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About the book:
The story examines the months following the May 1780 capture of Charleston by combined British and loyalist forces. British soldiers arrested sixty-three paroled American prisoners including Arthur Middleton and transported them to St. Augustine, Florida – territory under British control since the French and Indian War. In Patriots in Exile, James Waring McCrady and C.L. Bragg chronicle the banishment of these gentlemen patriots, the hardships endured by their families, and the plight of the enslaved men and women who accompanied them, as well as the motives of the British captors.
In this first comprehensive examination and narrative history of these patriots, McCrady and Bragg reveal how the exiles navigated their new surroundings within the context of a revolutionary conflict that involved various imperial powers of the Old World—Britain, France, and Spain—and American colonists seeking to create an independent nation.
About the author:
Dr. C.L. “Chip” Bragg is a recently retired anesthesiologist in Thomasville, Georgia. His lifelong passion for American history has resulted in three previously published books: Distinction in Every Service: Brigadier General Marcellus A. Stovall, C.S.A., the critically acclaimed Never for Want of Powder: The Confederate Powder Works in Augusta, Georgia, of which he is co-author, and Crescent Moon over Carolina: William Moultrie and American Liberty.
Middleton Place Foundation will resume the Speakers Series in the Pavilion at Middleton Place when we are able to safely gather. In the meantime, we hope you will be able to join us virtually for this series. Please continue to stay safe and well.