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History lives at Brier Creek
Gathering honors battle in Revolutionary War
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Members of the Sons of the American Revolution fired muskets as part of the celebration marking the anniversary of the battle of Brier Creek. - photo by CRYSTAL WALKER/Staff
SYLVANIA - Thursday marked 232 years since what historians call "the pivotal encounter which re-established Georgia as a Royal Colony" occurred during the Revolutionary War. Saturday was the 90th year Screven Countians have come together to pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the Battle of Brier Creek, a site where 150 soldiers are said to be buried. Always held the Saturday before the date of the battle, this year provided the best weather the event has ever seen, said Osal Evans, husband to Sylvania's Mayor Margaret Evans.
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