John Barnwell

(c. 1671—1724) colonial official and army officer in America

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(c. 1671–1724) colonial agent, militiaman, Indian fighter, born in Ireland.. As a colonel in the Tuscarora War (1711–12), Barnwell led the South Carolina expedition of 1711–12 to quell the uprising, earning a reputation as South Carolina's foremost Indian fighter and the nickname “Tuscarora Jack.” As a representative of the colony in London (1720), he convinced the Board of Trade to accept South Carolina as a royal colony. He constructed Fort King George on the Altamaha River at Darien, the beginning of the state of Georgia.

From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

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