Action at Tarrytown, New York

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 20.—On Sunday evening, the 15th instant, two sloops of war, two tenders, and one galley, all British, came up Hudson River, with intention, as is supposed, to destroy the stores then moving from West Point to the army. …

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Commendations for Tarrytown Action

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. General Washington, in the general orders of July 19, notices this affair as follows: The Commander-in-chief is exceedingly pleased with the conduct of Major-General Howe, for marching with so much alacrity and rapidity to the defence of the stores …

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