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 …

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Burning of Norfolk

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 …

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To the Virginians

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. We hope our countrymen will not be at all dispirited at the destruction of Norfolk, but rather rejoice that half the mischief our enemies can do us is done already. They have destroyed one of the first towns in …

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