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Skirmish on York Island

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. November 9. –Hitherto the achievements of our little army on York Island have been extremely fortunate. The genius that presides there seems to be of the enterprising kind. Last campaign it was thought a matter of great hardihood and…

Skirmish at Mount Washington

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. November 8. –This day, a few of the common soldiers of the third and fifth Pennsylvania battalions, gave rise to a little skirmish, which, though trifling in itself, we cannot help relating it, as it seems to point out…

British at Phillip’s Manor

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. November 13. –Yesterday the British decamped from Dobb’s ferry, and marched as far as Phillip’s manor, (five miles from King’s Bridge,) where they halted and pitched their tents. They seem to be bending their course towards York Island, and…

Action at White Plains

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Last Monday we1 received intelligence that the enemy, with their whole body, were advancing towards us. The army were immediately alarmed, and part of General Wadsworth’s brigade, with some other regiments under the command of General Spencer, consisting in…

Glover’s Skirmish in Eastchester

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 23. –Friday morning last, we were alarmed by the drums beating to arms, and the enemy landed at Rodman’s Point with their whole force. The brigade under the command of Colonel Glover, consisting of about seven hundred men,…