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Norfolk Abandoned

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. February 6. –The Virginia forces, under Colonel Howe, abandoned Norfolk this morning, after removing the poor inhabitants, with such effects as they could carry along with them, and demolishing the intrenchments, which Lord Dunmore threw up a little before…

Burning of Norfolk

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 2. –Yesterday, at about quarter after three o’clock, the British fleet lying off Norfolk, Virginia, commenced a cannonade against that town, from upwards of one hundred pieces of cannon, and continued till nearly ten o’clock at night, without…