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Battle Field of Eutaw

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The battle of Eutaw, which was fought yesterday, happened upon the same spot of ground on which, according to the tradition of the country, a memorable battle was fought about a century ago, between a party of speculating Europeans…

General Greene – The Southern Army

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 17.—A correspondent at Salisbury, in North Carolina, thus refers to the commander of the southern army:— “Future ages will celebrate the name of that illustrious hero, who, by his activity and superior military talents, has, for more than…

Anecdote of Arnold

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. During Benedict Arnold’s military speculations in Virginia, he took an American captain prisoner. After some general conversation with the captain, he asked him what he thought the Americans would do with him if they caught him? The captain at…

Battle of Guilford – General Greene’s Account

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. March 16.—Yesterday morning an engagement was brought on near Guilford Court House, between a small part of the American regulars, joined by a very considerable body of militia, and most of General Cornwallis’s army.1 Early in the morning, the…