September 8th – Friday

Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! – Psalm 126:5

The Battle of Eutaw Springs during the American Revolution occurred on this day in 1781. Under the leadership of Major General Nathanael Greene, the Continental Army launched on a British camp. The close-quarter battle led to General Greene strategically withdrawing and allowing the British a tactical victory. While casualties were significant on both sides, the increase of military losses and no longer having the ability to stop General Greene’s tactical operations, the British Army found itself unable to maintain control in South Carolina and retreated to Charleston. British attempts to appease the South with Loyalist support had waned prior to General Cornwallis’ surrender at Yorktown. These events ultimately contributed to their defeat in the Southern campaign. The Continental Congress awarded General Greene, also known as the “Fighting Quaker,” a gold medal for his bravery.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For Secretary Lloyd Austin to seek God’s guidance as he heads the Defense Department.
  • For the Joint Chiefs of Staff to be discerning as they provide recommendations to the president and the defense secretary.

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