|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Skelly, Francis John.|
|Title:||Francis John Skelly diary|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
Francis John Skelly was a British soldier who served in Georgia under Major General Prevost during the Revolutionary War.
This diary consists of copies of 10 pages of entries made between April and November of 1779. Francis John Skelly lists daily troop movements under the command of Maj. Gen. Prevost from Ebenezer, Georgia to Port Royal, South Carolina, and describes a skirmish with "Rebels" led by "Polaskey" (Pulaski) in which the American forces were defeated. The diary is a photocopy of the original in the Huntington Library of San Marino, California.
Original diary held in the Huntington Library of San Marino, California.
[item identification], Francis John Skelly diary, MS 937, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Alexander A. Lawrence, 1964.
Collection is open for research.
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|Item 1: Francis John Skelly diary pages, 1779 ( 10.0 p. )|