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Washington and His Comrades: Chapter IV

The Loss of New York Washington’s success at Boston had one good effect. It destroyed Tory influence in that Puritan stronghold. New England was henceforth of a temper wholly revolutionary; and New England tradition holds that what its people think today other Americans think tomorrow. But, in the summer of this year 1776, though no…

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…