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Yorktown Invested

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 9.—The British in Yorktown and Gloucester, in Virginia, are now completely invested by land and water. The allied army, under his Excellency General Washington’s command, commenced operations against the enemy in those towns, on Thursday, the 27th ultimo,…

Reasons for the Defeat at Savannah

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The following are some of the reasons that have been assigned why the assault on Savannah did not succeed, viz.: First. The enemy had a much more numerous garrison than had been represented, being said to consist of about…

The Siege of Savannah

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. [Paragraphs added for readability.] The chief-justice of Georgia, in a letter to his wife, dated November ninth, gives the following particular account of the siege of Savannah: Soon after my arrival, I made application to the barrack-master to be…

British Account of the Siege of Savannah

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 22.—On the first day of last month (September) Count D’Estaing arrived off the coast of Georgia, in order to co-operate with the Americans under the command of General Lincoln, in the reduction of Savannah. Upon the fifteenth, says…