James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.
The Siege of Savannah
By Rivingtons Gazette, 1779
One of the battles of the Revolution, fought on Oct. 9, 1779, when Pulaski was mortally wounded. This poem appeared in Rivingtons Royal Gazette, a paper published in New York during the Revolution and conducted for the Tory side with great cleverness. Many poems appeared in it which were full of facetiousness at the expense of the Revolutionary leaders and their French allies. These verses from The Battle of Savannah, are a fair example of the ridicule which the paper endeavored to throw upon the patriot cause and as such have an interest of their own.