fbpx

Cornwallis’s Surrender – Capitulation

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 19.—Be it remembered, that on the seventeenth of October, 1781, Lieutenant-General Earl Cornwallis, with above five thousand British troops, surrendered prisoners of war to his Excellency General George Washington, commander-in-chief of the allied forces of France and America!…

Arnold at New London, Conn.

Advertisements

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 6.—This morning about daybreak, twenty-four sail of British shipping appeared to the westward of the harbor of New London, in Connecticut. By many they were supposed to be a plundering party, after stock. Alarm guns were immediately fired,…

Reasons for the Defeat at Savannah

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The following are some of the reasons that have been assigned why the assault on Savannah did not succeed, viz.: First. The enemy had a much more numerous garrison than had been represented, being said to consist of about…

Major Bearmore

Advertisements

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. November 8.—Last night Colonel Armand, with one hundred infantry and about thirty horse, marched down as far as William’s, within four miles of King’s Bridge, near New York, where he posted his infantry to cover his retreat, and with…

Tories Abandon Newport for New York

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. An officer in Colonel Jackson’s regiment, In writing of this event, says:—”At last the heroic plunderers of the amiable prince of Great Britain have left one of their most important posts in America, and joined their brave associates in…