Tryon’s Raid on Cow Pasture

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The sun being nearly set before the 64th, the Landgrave’s regiment, and the Jagers were in the boats, it was near nine o’clock in the evening [July 11] when the troops landed at the Cow Pasture, a peninsula on …

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The Burning of Fairfield

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The British fleet, with the same accursed crew of abandoned, bloody miscreants who left New Haven yesterday [July 6], arrived at Fairfield this afternoon, and continued their plundering and destruction. A correspondent gives the following account of their ravages:—”About …

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Tryon’s Descent on New Haven

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 7.—On Sunday night last, (4th,) a fleet of British ships and vessels were observed -in Long Island Sound, standing towards New Haven, and about two o’clock the next morning the fleet, consisting of the Camilla and Scorpion men-of-war, …

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British Account of the Burning of Fairfield

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. A British writer gives the following account of the burning of Fairfield:—”About five o’clock in the afternoon [July 8] the British troops landed about a mile and a half west of the fort at Fairfield. One division, consisting of …

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Collier’s and Tryon’s Address

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The following is the address to the inhabitants of Connecticut by Commodore Sir George Collier and Major General William Tryon:—”The ungenerous and wanton insurrection against the sovereignty of Great Britain, into which this colony has been deluded by the …

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