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The Danbury Expedition

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. May 12. –The rebels have industriously reported, and even had the assurance to publish in some of their newspapers, that the King’s troops employed in destroying the magazine at Danbury, “behaved with great barbarity, wantonly and cruelly murdering the…

The Expedition to Danbury

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. A “royal attack and feat,” under the command of General Tryon, to destroy the stores of beef, pork, and rum. SCENE. –NEW YORK. Without wit, without wisdom, half stupid and drunk, And rolling along arm in arm with his…

Attack on Danbury, Conn. – Gaine’s Account

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. April 30. –Last Friday, the twenty-fifth instant, twenty-six sail of British ships appeared off Norwalk Islands, standing in for Cedar Point, where they anchored at four o’clock p. m., and soon began landing troops. By ten o’clock they had…