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The American Expedition

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Our political wrongheads, to show themselves frantic, Would extend the excise laws beyond th’ Atlantic; Those they sent were oppos’d with American rage, For a general excise is a General Gage. But though gaging did plainly appear their intentions,…

Skirmish on Roxbury Neck

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 9. –Yesterday morning, about half-past two o’clock, we were called up and informed that the regulars had attacked the lines at Roxbury. We heard distinctly the firing of small arms and artillery on Roxbury Neck, and soon discovered…