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||Edward Rutledge settled in the Southern Colonies in North America prior to incorporation into the USA.|
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In 1778 Rutledge accepted a seat in the State legislature and the next year won reelection to Congress, though military duties prevented his attendance. As a militia captain, in February 1779 he took part in Gen. William Moultrie's defeat of the British at Port Royal Island, S.C. But in May, 1780, during the siege of Charleston, the redcoats captured Rutledge, as well as Heyward and Middleton, and imprisoned them at St. Augustine, Fla., until July 1781. http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/declaration/bio43.htm
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On 24 Jan 2017 at 10:26 GMT Esmé (Pieterse) van der Westhuizen wrote:
Refer to the biography of https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rutledge-512 for more details on the family
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