The Siege of Savannah end on October 18, 1779, not only take lives of fighting men, but hope that led American troops believe they had a chance to fend off the British from American Territory. D’Estaing, humiliated and angry, took his fleet back to a French colonial port in the West Indies while Lincoln withdrew to Charleston. The siege lasted until May 9th when British artillery fire was close enough to set the town on fire and force a surrender soon thereafter, on May 12th. The Second Battle of Charleston Harbor, also known as the Siege of Charleston Harbor, Siege of Fort Wagner, or Battle of Morris Island, took place during the American Civil War in the late summer of 1863 between a combined U.S. Army/Navy force and the Confederate defenses of Charleston, South Carolina. British siege works on the Neck during the siege of Charleston April and May 1780 in the American Revolutionary War: Charleston lies in the distance; the American defensive line on the Neck is marked by the gun shots: the American ships lie in the mouth of the Cooper River in the middle left with the British ships in the background and in the entrance to the Ashley River on the right They then moved upstream and north, away from Charleston, slowly securing the plantations along the way while the Americans shadowed them from across the river. Battle Begins. Charleston County: The British launched its Southern strategy by beginning a siege of Charlestown, South Carolina on March 28th. The Patriots won the first battle of Charleston (South Carolina) on June 28, 1776. Sir Henry Clinton led approximately 9,000 British troops to victory in the Siege of Charleston, which took place in the spring of 1780. After the Battles of Lexington and Concord (April 19, 1775), Boston was besieged by American militiamen. Siege of Boston, (April 1775–March 1776), successful siege by American troops of the British-held city of Boston during the American Revolution. The amount of battles won in the south by the British in 1779 immensely increased in the following year, when they victoriously swept up through South and North Carolina. It was a humiliating defeat for the British Navy and the first great military victory of the American Revolution. By June, 15,000 raw, undisciplined, ill-equipped The British began a southern strategy by beginning a siege of Charleston. Siege of Charleston 1779-1780. The 1780 siege of Charleston was a decisive success for the British during the War of the American Revolution as they shifted their strategy to focus on the southern theater. From March 11-21, the British fortified their position which was located where the Wappoo Creek flowed into the Ashley River.They mounted artillery to shell American ships and keep the Ashley River secure. The siege of Charleston was a major engagement and major British victory, fought between March 29 to May 12, 1780, during the American Revolutionary War.The British, following the collapse of their northern strategy in late 1777 and their withdrawal from Philadelphia in 1778, shifted their focus to the American Southern Colonies. In December 1779, Gen. Henry Clinton sailed himself sailed south bound for Charleston from New York City. Great Britain won the Siege of Charleston.