John Hairr


Colonel David Fanning was without question the most successful commander of Loyalist forces in the Carolinas during the Revolutionary War. Fanning never lost a battle in which he commanded and gained renown for being instrumental in the capture of Whig North Carolina Governor Thomas Burke. Fanning left the Carolinas when Charles Town, South Carolina, was evacuated, settling with his wife in British East Florida until they were forced to abandon their new home along with the rest of the British refugees when the province was returned to the Spanish government in the Treaty of Paris in 1783. After trying to make his way to West Florida, he and his family eventually ended up in Nova Scotia.

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