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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Sir Henry Clinton’s Soliloquy

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Upon his recovery from the phrensy into which he was thrown by the storming of Stony Point. “To fight, or not to fight, that is the question!” Whether ’tis best within1 Manhattan’s isle, Snug to encamp, secure from war’s …

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Capture of Stony Point Criticized

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 20.—We have just seen a rebel newspaper which contains a very curious article relative to the late attack on Stony Point. The article is written in that turgid style, and in that little spirit of triumph, which distinguish …

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Wayne takes Stony Point

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 16.—This morning, General Wayne, with the light infantry, consisting of about twelve hundred men, drawn from the whole of the American army on each side of the North River, surprised the British garrison, consisting of five hundred men, …

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The Storming of Stony Point

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Nothing can exceed the spirit and intrepidity of our brave countrymen in storming and carrying the British fortress at Stony Point. It demonstrates that the Americans have soldiers equal to any in the world; and that they can attack …

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