Siege of Yorktown, Va., commenced

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 27.—The American army and their allies, near Williamsburg, in Virginia, formed the line of battle to-day. To-morrow morning they expect to march to a position near York, to commence a siege. They make a brilliant appearance as to …

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Naval Engagement off the Chesapeake

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 5.—This day an engagement between the British fleet, under Admiral Graves, and the French, commanded by De Grasse, took place off the Chesapeake. The first certain notice Admiral Graves received of the French fleet being actually upon the …

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Sullivan’s Expedition – Brodhead’s Visit to the Seneca Towns

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 16.—The expedition of General Sullivan against the Indians has been crowned with complete success. Forty of their towns have been reduced to ashes: one of them (Genesee) contained about one hundred and twenty-eight houses; all of their corn …

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Simcoe’s Enterprise in New Jersey

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 27.—Yesterday morning, about two o’clock, the Queen’s rangers, with the cavalry belonging to that regiment, and ten light horse under the command of Captain Stewart, who are stationed on Staten Island, landed at Amboy, in Jersey, and proceeded …

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Contagion at Philadelphia

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 30.—We hear that the committee at Philadelphia is dissolved, and that the utmost confusion now reigns in that city; that their currency is got as low as twenty-eight for one; that General Lee has had a duel with …

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