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Yorktown Invested

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 9.—The British in Yorktown and Gloucester, in Virginia, are now completely invested by land and water. The allied army, under his Excellency General Washington’s command, commenced operations against the enemy in those towns, on Thursday, the 27th ultimo,…

Masons Celebration at New York

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. June 26.—Yesterday being the anniversary festival of St. John the Baptist, was celebrated by the worshipful master and brethren of Lodge number 210, Ancient York Masons, in the city of New York in the following order, viz.: They repaired…

Skirmishes near Croton River, New York

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. May 14—Yesterday, about four o’clock in the afternoon, Colonel Delancey, with about one hundred cavalry and two hundred foot, marched from Morrisania, in New York, and penetrated about thirty-three miles into the country, distant one mile and a half…

Hubbel’s Descent on Connecticut

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. April 20.—Day before yesterday, Captains Hubbel and Ives, with the assistance of other spirited loyalists, manned eight whale boats, and left Lloyd’s Neck, with an intention to make descents on the coasts of Connecticut. At sunsetting they discovered a…

De Lancey’s Excursion to Connecticut

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. December 11.—Night before last a detachment of Colonel James De Lancey’s Refugees, under the command of Major Hugerford, penetrated Connecticut as far as North Street, and on the morning of the 10th, before day, made a successful attack on…