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Andrew Pickens was a militia fighter who operated in Georgia and South Carolina. He often was joined in his campaigns by Elijah Clarke. He is known for his large family and strict Presbyterian background. Andrew Pickens married in 1765 and would go on to father 12 children by his wife. Unlike Martin, he was not widowed at the start of the war.

His home was burned by Tories in 1780 and he informed the British that they had broken his parole and he rejoined the Patriot effort. It was Pickens and his militia who were present at the Battle of Cowpens. During his time fighting in Georgia with Elijah Clarke, he participated in the Battle of Kettle Creek and the Siege of Augusta.





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