Address to Cornwallis

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 30.—An American soldier, in the Maryland Gazette, thus addresses the unfortunate Cornwallis:— “My Lord:—A general who possesses that dignity of soul, which exalts the conqueror above the insolence of a triumph, and elevates the vanquished above meanness and …

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Washington’s Congratulations

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 20.— General Washington in his after orders of to-day, thus congratulates the army on the glorious event of yesterday:—The generous proofs which his most Christian Majesty has given of his attachment to the cause of America, must force …

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Cornwallis’s Surrender – Capitulation

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 19.—Be it remembered, that on the seventeenth of October, 1781, Lieutenant-General Earl Cornwallis, with above five thousand British troops, surrendered prisoners of war to his Excellency General George Washington, commander-in-chief of the allied forces of France and America! …

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Death of William Hines

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. June 14.—This morning, died in Forton Prison, near Portsmouth, England, Mr. William Hines, an officer of the General Gates’ private ship of war, from Danvers, near Boston, Massachusetts; after having with much patience, and with the most irreproachable conduct, …

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Cornwallis’s Surrender celebrated at Trenton

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 28.—Yesterday the great and important event of the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and his whole army, to the combined forces commanded by his Excellency GENERAL WASHINGTON, was celebrated at Trenton, in New Jersey, with every mark of joy …

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