December 28, This day during the American Revolution

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December 28, 1778 – Capture of St. Lucia was a battle fought on the island of St. Lucia in the West Indies during the American War of Independence between 18 and 28 December 1778, between British and French forces. The British landed on St. Lucia and defeated a French landing force that had come to reinforce the garrison. The island then capitulated. On the evening of 13 December and morning of 14 December, Major General James Grant, supported by additional troops under Brigadier General William Medows and Brigadier General Robert Prescott, landed at Grand Cul de Sac, St. Lucia. Grant and Prescott took control of the high ground around the bay, while Medows continued on and took Vigie the following morning (14 December). Also on the same day the invaders marched upon the capital of Castries, and the fort of Morne Fortuné, which the French governor, Claude Anne Guy de…

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