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Affaires in Boston

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 25. –We hear that the enemy, in Boston, the evening on which our troops burnt the houses at Charlestown, were entertaining themselves at the exhibition of a play, which they called the Blockade of Boston; in the midst…

Knowlton’s Visit to Charlestown

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 8. –This evening, Major Knowlton was despatched with a hundred men, to make an incursion into Charlestown. He crossed the mill dam, which lies between Cobble Hill and Bunker’s Hill, about nine o’clock, and immediately proceeded down the…

Few American Casualties

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. It is wonderful how happily the Americans have been preserved. From Bunker’s Hill fight to the present day, the regulars have fired, on the Cambridge side, about a thousand balls, bombs, and carcases; and, on the Roxbury side, better…