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 …

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Knowlton’s Visit to Charlestown

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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 …

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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 …

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Lechmere’s Point

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. November 10. –Yesterday a party of regulars from Boston, amounting to four or five hundred men, embarked in a number of barges from Charlestown Point, about one o’clock, p. m., when the tide was at a high flood, and …

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Skirmish on Charlestown Neck

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 30. –Last Friday the regulars cut several trees, and were busy all night in throwing up a line, and abbatis in front of it. In the evening orders were given to the York County Riflemen to march down …

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