Battle of Long Island

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 30. –About twelve o’clock last Monday night, (26th,) we were alarmed by the return of some of our scouting parties, who advised us that the English were in motion, and coming up the island, with several field-pieces. It …

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Attack on Long Island

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. AUGUST 28 — The great, the important day, big with the fate of America and liberty, seems to draw near. The British troops began to land on Long Island last Thursday, nearly their whole force, supposed to be more …

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British Troops land on Long Island

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 26. –Tuesday last, a number of ships with troops on board, sailed from Staten Island out of the Narrows; next day they were followed by many more, and about ten o’clock Thursday morning, about ten thousand men landed …

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Battle of Long Island

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 3. –General Howe gives the following account of the late action on Long Island: On the twenty-second of last month, in the morning, the British, with Colonel Donop’s corps of Chasseurs and Hessian grenadiers, disembarked near Utrecht on …

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Attack on New York Expected

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 22. –This night we have reason to expect the grand attack from our barbarian enemies; the reasons why, follow: The night before last, a lad went over to Staten Island, supped there with a friend, and got safe …

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