Bernardo de Galvez captures the British Fort Charlotte

On March 14, 1780, Spanish Army soldiers and local volunteers led by Bernardo de Galvez captured the British Fort Charlotte in Mobile, Alabama.  This victory was part of Galvez’s sweep from New Orleans, Louisiana to Pensacola, Florida.  The Spanish forces effectively diverted many British Army troops from fighting against the US Continental Army in the southern colonies during the American Revolutionary War.  The British were attempting to divide the rebels into northern and southern territories.

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