The Storming of Stony Point

In their ragged regimentals Stood the old Continentals, Yielding not, When the grenadiers were lunging, And like hail fell the plunging Cannon-shot; When the files Of the isles From the smoky night encampment bore the banner of the rampant Unicorn, And grummer, grummer, grummer, rolled the roll of the drummer, Through the morn! Then with …

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Retreat from Monmouth

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. June 30.—This evening, the party despatched yesterday by his excellency to observe the motions of the enemy, returned to camp. They report that the enemy have continued their march very precipitately. The roads are strewn with knapsacks, firelocks, and …

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Battle of Monmouth

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. June 29.—His Excellency General Washington, having early intelligence of the intended movement of the enemy from Philadelphia, detached a considerable body of troops under the command of Major-General Lee, in order to support General Maxwell’s brigade of continental troops …

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