John Downy

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. May 2.—Among the slain, near the Crooked Billet, yesterday, fell the gallant Captain John Downey, late schoolmaster in Philadelphia, whose worth entitles him to a place in the annals of America. He took an active and early part in …

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Fight at the Crooked Billet

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. May 1.—This morning, at daylight, the American camp, which lay near the Crooked Billet,1 was surrounded with a body of the enemy, who appeared on all quarters. The scouts neglected last night to patrol the roads as they were …

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