The Continental Army, Chapter II

The Continental Army: Washington and the Continental Congress Formation of a New England army in the first months after Lexington marked the first phase in the military struggle with England, but even as the regional army gathered before Boston, a significant step in the creation of a national force was being taken in Philadelphia. The …

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Boston Evacuated

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. March 17. –This morning the British army in Boston, under General Howe, consisting of upwards of seven thousand men, after suffering an ignominious blockade for many months past, disgracefully quitted all their strongholds in Boston and Charlestown, fled from …

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British Evacuation of Boston

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. March 14. –The common topic of conversation, since last Friday, has been the evacuation of the town of Boston by King George’s plundering, murdering army, under General Howe. On that day, a paper was brought out by a flag …

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Dorchester Heights Taken

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. March 9. –Last Saturday night [March 2], the artillery at the fortresses of Cobble Hill and Lechmere’s Point, below Cambridge, and at Lamb’s dam in Roxbury, bombarded and cannonaded the town. The following night, the same was continued with …

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Attack at Dorchester

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. February 14. –About four o’clock this morning, a large party of ministerial butchers, supposed to be about one thousand, were discovered crossing the ice from Boston Neck to Dorchester Neck. The sentry immediately discharged his piece at them, and …

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