Vandalism at Philadelphia

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 10.—Last night, a fit time for the sons of Lucifer to perpetrate the deeds of darkness, one or more volunteers in the service of hell, broke into the State House in Philadelphia, and totally defaced the picture of …

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Operations in the South – British Account

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. May 29.—A correspondent in Charleston, South Carolina, gives the following account of the late movements of the two armies at the southward:—”On the twenty-eighth of April, a party of the British army, under the command of Major Fraser, landed …

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Young Woman in Arms

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. March 20. –This morning, a young woman passing an evacuated house in Woodbridge, New Jersey, saw through the window a drunken Hessian soldier, who had straggled from his party. There being no men within less than a mile of …

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Sufferings of American Prisoners

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 19. –General Howe has discharged all the privates, who were prisoners in New York; one-half he sent to the world of spirits for want of food–the other he hath sent to warn their countrymen of the danger of …

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