The Continental Army, Chapter VII

Perseverance to Victory The first two years of the War of American Independence witnessed the growth of the Continental Army from a nucleus of New England and New York units patterned after the Provincials of earlier wars into a force with men from every state as well as foreign volunteers. Through those volunteers, particularly Steuben …

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Francis Marion, Chapter III, Campaign of 1781, part 2

Col. Watson was considered by the British one of their best partisans; yet we have seen how he was foiled. Had his regiment attempted, as was no doubt intended, to ford the river at the lower bridge, they would have found the passage narrow, and the river at that time deep; or had he undertaken …

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British Account of Eutaw Springs

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The rebel army having been augmented by recruits from their continental battalions and militia, drawn from the disaffected parts of North and South Carolina, to upwards of four thousand men, General Greene was induced to act offensively. The reports …

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Battle Field of Eutaw

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The battle of Eutaw, which was fought yesterday, happened upon the same spot of ground on which, according to the tradition of the country, a memorable battle was fought about a century ago, between a party of speculating Europeans …

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Battle of Eutaw Springs

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 9.—General Greene has added another to the number of rebel victories. Yesterday morning at four o’clock, having been joined by the forces under General Marion, he made the following disposition of his army, and marched from the encampment …

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